The Sin of Busyness

I read a insightful article by the Washington Post, comparing American and European (specifically Italian) views of busyness. For the American, busyness is a sign of prestige, proof that you are valuable to a company you work for, or society […]

The Strange and Poor Kingdom of God

God’s kingdom is not like the kingdoms of this world. Jesus made that clear throughout His ministry, most notably in trial before Pilate. His kingdom is in the world, but it is strange and poor, weak and needy, frankly, it is a […]

Thank God Jesus isn’t Santa Claus!

Episcopal priest Robert Farrar Capon writes with brilliant precision on the good news of why Jesus Christ is nothing like Santa Claus: The words of that dreadful Christmas song sum up perfectly the only kind of messianic behavior the human […]

The Gospel According to Thomas F. Torrance

Advent began this past Sunday, November the 27th, and it makes the celebration of Christ’s incarnation, the arrival of the God who loved the world so much that He gave Himself to us by becoming a man in Jesus Christ. […]

Great Books to Read for Advent

Advent began this past Sunday, November the 27th, which marks the beginning of the Church’s celebration of God’s taking up human flesh in Jesus Christ and becoming a man for us and for our salvation. In the spirit of this, […]

A Vision of Christ (Podcast)

A Vision of Christ: This message was shared on May 21st, 2014 at Hope:Tallinn church in Estonia. 20 minutes long, on “what makes the Gospel good news?” Enjoy!     Notes: New English Bible, John 1:1-5, 14: Who is Christ? […]

The Grand Miracle

Have you ever read a book just for the sake of a single chapter? That’s exactly what I’ve done in reading C.S. Lewis’ Miracles this week. Now the rest of the book was good, but not really what I cared […]

3 Great Promises of Christmas

I love Christmas. Not just because I get to eat great food, relax with my wife, or open presents- while I do enjoy that aspect of Christmas- I love Christmas mainly because I love what it means for the whole […]

Drowning Darkness (Incarnation)

I love this quote from C.S. Lewis on the Incarnation of Christ: “In the Incarnation God the Son takes the body and human soul of Jesus, and, through that, the whole environment of Nature, all the creaturely predicament, into His […]