This May Push You over the Edge
Most of us read, see, or hear thousands of messages during the course of our lives. But only a few strike us with such force that we remember them distinctly. These messages uniquely shape us. They haunt us. We can’t…Continue Reading
Would You Tackle the Gunman?
On Thursday, June 5, shortly after 3:30 in the afternoon, inside a building on the campus of Seattle Pacific University, a student named Jon Meis pepper-sprayed a stranger and tackled him to the floor.
An unknown gunman had opened fire…Continue Reading
Putting on the Brave Face
Coaching tee ball is hard. And not just because it’s like herding a pack of wet cats. Or because five-year-olds generally prefer digging in the dirt to fielding grounders. Or because twenty minutes in, the main thing on half of…Continue Reading
Nepal’s Most Unlikely Church Planter
Down the valley from Kathmandu, the ancient capital of Nepal, rests an even older city. In Bhaktapur, the timeworn traditions of Hinduism sink as deep into the dry soil as the white-capped Himalayan Mountains rise in the background.
Bhaktapur looks…Continue Reading
The World’s Greatest Game
I have to confess, I was giddy when I got out of bed yesterday morning.
It was borderline embarrassing. As I made my first cup of coffee, and the house was quiet, I stood there laughing at myself and simultaneously…Continue Reading
The Treasure Makes All the Difference
One of Jesus’s most powerful parables is also one of his shortest:
The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all…Continue Reading
A Father Worthy of Imitation
Read the Bible. Pray. Repeat.
Go to church. Talk about God along the way. Repeat.
Sow the seed. Pray for fruit. Trust the Lord. Wait. Repeat.
Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.
For fathers who take serious the call of shepherding their family,…Continue Reading
Dads, Date Your Daughter’s Boyfriend
One of the most terrifying moments of a not-yet-married man’s life is meeting his girlfriend’s father.
The much-anticipated introduction is an unending fountain of humor for friends and family, but it’s more often an occasion for horror for the young…Continue Reading
Sinner in the Hands of a Patient God
“Exposure to Jonathan Edwards has mostly been limited to reading Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, as an early selection in an American literature textbook, such that we might despise the Puritans all the more when we…