I have always struggled with motion-sickness. When I am on a car or a plane or a boat, my whole world seems to be spinning and I am always on the edge of nausea. I find myself longing to put my feet on solid ground. Some of us feel this way in relationship to our current culture. The solid Judeo-Christian values of our culture have eroded. Marriage … [Read more...]
A Marvel Universe
Stan Lee, co-creator and writer of many of the most popular Marvel Comics, died Monday at age 95. By his own admission, Lee was not a Christian. In a recent article in Wired magazine, Jim McLauchlin wrote about his many interviews with Stan Lee. Lee believed in an imperfect God and didn’t comprehend the seriousness of human sinfulness. He believed … [Read more...]
What Is Jesus Doing Now?
On Easter Sunday, we celebrate that Jesus was raised from the dead. But on Ascension Day (observed this last Thursday), we remember that Jesus ascended to heaven forty days after his resurrection. Ascension Day always falls on the Thursday (which is one of the reasons why it doesn’t receive as much attention). But the significance of Jesus’ … [Read more...]
What is Your Limit?
My first paying job was a paper route. I got the job in 6th grade. I would deliver papers to 50-60 houses each day, seven days a week. I rigged up a bike with saddlebags to hold the papers. I would deliver after school through the week and then I had to make the deliveries early in the morning on Saturdays and Sundays. It worked out well in the … [Read more...]
Looking for Peace in All the Wrong Places
As Jesus approached the city of Jerusalem before his arrest and subsequent crucifixion, he cried over the city (Luke 19:41-42). The text gives us insight into what prompted this outburst of emotion. Jesus said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace…” Jesus was crying because Israel was in a desperate situation and … [Read more...]