Thoughts On John 9, Part 1

I assume Jesus had several SMH moments when dealing with the disciples. Hopefully John 9 is not one of them. That’s where Jesus and the twelve encounter a man who was born blind. The problem is, people aren’t just born blind—someone must be to blame.  Some disciples...

The Monsters of Revelation

Our family has a fun tradition where we build a small fire in the yard and tell ghost stories. I’ve become quite good at telling stories that are exciting enough to keep the kids’ interest but not too scary to keep them awake at night. I will tell one and then I...

Peter, Do You “Love” Me?

John 21 is the novice Greek student’s go-to chapter in the Bible to enlighten audiences on the differences between the far superior Greek language and the poor, unremarkable English language. Such a linguist is quick to point out that Greek has several words for...

Costa Rica, a Volcano, and Baseball

Since it is the beginning of the Major League Baseball season, some friends and I were discussing our top 5 baseball movies.  My personal favorite is The Sandlot, mostly because that is a reflection of my summers growing up (and who didn’t dream of planting one on...

Betrayal, Brokenness, and Moving Forward

When a severe betrayal takes place, we are left not knowing how to respond. Years were spent building trust, developing loyalty as friends and colleagues. We worked hard to earn the respect of a peer, gave our own respect to the same, only to feel the crushing blow of...

Springtime, Tee-Ball, and Worms

It is spring in the Midwest, and the one thing that means for me more than anything else is baseball! This will be my oldest son’s third year of playing little league, but for the first time, my daughter is playing tee-ball.  Soon after registering her in our local...