I had therefore to remove knowledge, to make room for belief. - Immanuel Kant
Faith, Hope, and Love

Faith, Hope, and Love

I Called. You Answered.

When reading the story of Moses and the Exodus I can’t help think about the prayers. The prayers for deliverance. The prayers for justice. The prayers for freedom. The prayers for peace. The prayers for rest. The prayers for mercy. Some of them had never known these words in action. They’d only known captivity and they were convinced that captivity was normal. How do you convince someone of their need for something more when they feel like they are getting exactly […]

The Mistaken Identity of God’s Chosen

He’s morally confusing, yet I’m intrigued by him. When we speak of blown leadership potential we must simply turn to 1 Samuel and begin reading about Saul. He certainly deserves the negative press he’s received and the many church leaders today use his life as a stark example of how NOT to lead, yet I would assume many of us lead exactly this way. We’re impatient. We’re impulsive. We’re compromising. We’re paranoid. We’re liars. Yet…. We’re warriors. We’re compassionate. We’re esteeming. We’re […]

And It Was Night.

It was a vague, seemingly enigmatic statement. After all, how could it be that anyone would betray Jesus, especially if they had spent so much time with Him? But Jesus was troubled in His spirit and he made the statement, regardless of the confusion it may cause. “Very truly I tell you, one of you is going to betray me.” The disciples looked around the room and tried to guess. They tried to pick out the culprit, but it just didn’t make […]

As We Move to Tucson

There are distinct moments in life when you know God has been working behind the scenes but all you see is the curtain. Parts of the scene are revealed as we wait in anticipation, but never the big picture. Not right away at least. All we can do is stay in the theater of God’s masterpiece until he unveils our role in the play. Over the last year God has been working behind the scenes to transition my wife and […]

Back to the Future Sanctification

I love watching the old Back to the Future movies. It’s the brilliant concept that we can travel back in time to change our future is something all of us would like to do. Each and every one of us has a lingering mistake that we can point to and declare, “My life would be so different if I hadn’t done THAT!” Despite those mistakes, Jesus desires that we grow in our walk with him. To be sanctified. Is it possible […]