Fighting the Current

Dear friends and family,   We live in a world saturated by materialism and egocentrism, seemingly everyone fighting to have more and to be perceived as more. The letter to the seventh church in Revelation 3 correlates well with our current era; there Christ warns us that many churches will be filled with the world’s […]

Third World Travelling 101

Missionaries from a third world country grow accustomed to its oddities when it comes to food, dress, culture, travel, and so on. Being a missionary kid makes it feel normal. When my family visited churches in the Western world, I was often asked: “So how is Bolivia?” To my kid brain, the question actually seemed […]

Emmanuel: Making a Masterpiece

Listen to this while you read – Instrumental of “What Child is This?” :    It’s Christmas, a season known for the frenetic shopping in malls and stores, of families decorating the Christmas tree, and the rich smells of melted chocolate and home cooking migrating out of the kitchen. Surely Christmas Day is the most […]

The Revealer of Mysteries

Deuteronomy 29:29 is undoubtedly one of the most intriguing verses in the Bible. Before I explain why, let’s take a look at the context of the verse. Deuteronomy 28 (the theme continues into chapter 29) is well known as Moses’ sermon on blessings and curses – God would greatly bless them if they obeyed His Law, but […]

Warrior, King, and Peacemaker

Reading: Psalm 46 This morning as I write, there are some extremely controversial nuclear negotiations going on in Geneva, Switzerland. The US is backing what Israel terms a “bad deal” with Iran to allow it to continue building nuclear weapons aimed at annihilating Israel. Many attempt to ignore Iran’s true desires in the name of […]

“Et tu, Brute?” (Part 2 of 2)

In case you missed it, here is Part 1. (Context: In looking at the concept of betrayal and treason, we look at the famed story of the Judas’ Kiss, focusing in on whether or not Judas would’ve been seen as a traitor before the event took place. The significance of this is great, for if he […]

“Et tu, Brute?” (Part 1 of 2)

Reading: Psalm 41. In Julius Caesar, of the most famed plays by William Shakespeare, he embellishes the treacherous killing of Caesar by his senators. The last words to come from Caesar’s mouth, according to Shakespeare, were “Et tu, Brute?” translated as “You also, Brutus?” or “You too, Brutus?” Brutus had come close to the Roman leader, becoming […]

A Benign, Loving Dictator

Reading: Psalm 33 While reading through Psalm 33 this morning, verses 4 and 5 brought to mind a curious question which one of my students asked me last week. Over the past two weeks I taught Christian Worldview & Apologetics – why do we believe what we believe & how do we defend it rationally & Biblically – […]