Category Love

Fat And Happy Marriage

What qualifies me to say anything about fat and happy marriages? Well, hopefully I have one. Perhaps our marriage is not “fat and happy” maybe we are on our way there and currently in the “chunky and cheery” category. Well, my wife and I have been married for five years now, six this May, look […]

Sober Lewisian Wisdom

I found these words from C.S. Lewis in one of my old journals from college, I think they came from The Four Loves. “We shall draw nearer to God, not by trying to avoid the sufferings inherent in all loves, but by accepting them and offering them to Him; throwing away all defensive armour. If our […]

The Church Is The Answer

I am preaching on John 13 at our Maundy Thursday service because Maundy Thursday is about the mandatum novum, the new commandment, from Christ in John 13:34. John 13:34 is huge, however the primary purpose Jesus gives for the giving of this command is in the following verse, “By this all men will know that you are […]

The Word is to Dwell

Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly… Be sure to check out these three helpful tips for Bible reading.

Stilling the Disciples

This rather lengthy post is a sermon I was to deliver during an evening service at a local church. The service was canceled because it was the beginning of some polar vortex over our country and it was chilly to say the least. I was excited to deliver the sermon and maybe I will some […]

A Year Gone By

Yesterday was my son’s birthday (we went to the zoo, he likes giraffes). My wife and I were awake at the time of his birth, 12:04am, driving from Michigan to Wisconsin, with our little bear in the backseat sleeping. This obviously left room for reflection on the year that has gone by too fast. Our […]

America The…I Don’t Know Anymore

The news about the court case in New Mexico is probably not new to your ears. Just in case you do not know what went happened a photography company, Elane Photography, has been mandated, yep forced, by the New Mexico Supreme Court to abandon their deepest religious convictions to accommodate a same-sex union. This is […]

My Hope

Remember when I had not blogged for a month or two, and I had a “catch-up” blog about everything that has happened? Well, that will happen again…because a lot has happened in a short amount of time. This is not that blog post however. I watched a video today that reminded me of a good […]

Kill The Bunny Because The Serpent Is Already Defeated

Satan has slithered in to Easter and the majority of Christians have lost the meaning of the empty tomb. This is how I ended my previous blog post. This follow-up post will continue in the same vein, but with a different purpose. Rather than continuing to tear down what secular Easter has built up in […]

A Little Warmth From Calvinism On A Cold Day

One of the complaints against conservative theology, or Calvinism in general, is that there seems to be a lack of heart. Calvinism seems to be all head knowledge without pastoral care. There are, of course, Calvinists who are entirely bound up with the knowledge of biblical theology who do not allow that theology to rundown […]