Tag Archives: Hope

When the Faithful Lose–They Don’t

One of the most confounding aspects of the Gospel is that victory comes through failure. This is what Paul calls “foolishness” in 1 Corinthians 1:18-25. The world wants victory, power, and domination upfront like a superhero with flashing abilities to overcome and light the enemies ablaze. The world wants a Superman that cannot die, so […]

An Open Letter To Holly O’Donnell

Dear Holly, This letter is for you, but it is also for all those men and women who have committed abortions and other abominable deeds against the image bearers of God. It is for the “nurses” and “doctors” and “researchers” that have forsaken their profession and have had their consciences seared by the commonality of […]

The Second Coming Is Not A Reset Button

Paul writes this at the end of 1 Corinthians 15, 50 I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of […]

The Hope Of Advent

I was going to write out a piece on  Christ’s coming to earth and what that means for all of human history, and I still may, but for now you need to get this sermon. Take a listen, then listen again, and be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be dismayed: for […]

Pious Sorrow

Charles Hodge, a year after his wife died, wrote a letter to his brother, Hugh, when he lost a son to death. This is a portion of what he wrote to urge his brother on to pious sorrow, not the melancholy of bitterness and depression, “Pious sorrow, that is sorrow mingled with pious feeling, with […]