The True Warrior

I love sports – the grit, the passion, and the dedication it takes to succeed is truly remarkable. To recognize the relentless drive to achieve a glittering trophy, the final push beyond oneself to reach for the gold, and the subsequent heart-felt weeping of them who fail. For all the admiration and fame it receives, […]

“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 […]

Messiah’s Sorrow – Meditations on Psalm 22 (Part 1 of 2)

Psalm 22 is unquestionably one of the clearest and most powerful prophetic passages of Messiah in the Psalms, even in the whole of the Old Testament. While other impressive prophetic passages such as Isaiah 53 and Daniel 7:13-8 are very precise in their description of Messiah in His suffering and glorification, Psalm 22 describes what […]

A Call to Embrace Suffering (Part 3 of 3)

In case you missed it, here is Part 1 and Part 2. (Context: Seeing Paul’s call to suffering as a type of Christ, who was called to suffer and die for the glory of God and the salvation of many. Part 3 continues the discussion and then applies it to us personally.) My mind immediately turns to […]

A Call to Embrace Suffering (Part 2 of 3)

In case you missed it, here is Part 1. (Context: Paul is told by the Holy Spirit to go to Jerusalem, where he would suffer; others receive the same prophecy about him, but interpret it as a bad omen, that he should not go to Jerusalem because he would suffer. Who is right?) I distinctly […]

We Are the Poison (Daily Devotional)

Today’s Reading: Genesis 1-4. When sin entered the world, it didn’t come slowly, or ” grow” on people as they got older. An old man is no more or less a sinner than a baby child. We all carry the same disease, the same poison, and this sin as a lion crouches in us, waiting […]

A Glorious Revelation (Daily Devotional)

Today’s reading: Revelation 1 It was sometime Sunday, the year being near 95 AD, and John was a Roman prisoner on the deserted island of Patmos, likely awaiting a slow, natural death. He was meditating on the Lord’s Day, he tells us, and was “in the Spirit” (v.10), which implies deep personal though about God and Jesus […]

Audio Sermon on Mark 14:53-65

A compliment to the essay on “Jesus: Why Do We Hate Him?” Here is a link to download the audio: Sermon: Mark 14:53-65 (Judging the World’s Judge) I preached this as a sermon at Centrelia Bible Chapel this weekend, in Centrelia, WA. Let me know if you have problems with it. Blessings, Christopher.