Speaking the Truth in Love

There are two important facets to that instruction: “The truth” and “love.” What are you saying, and why are you saying it? We can try to show love while obscuring the truth—and we can speak the truth while being out for blood. Neither one is enough on its own. The …

YHWH Yireh: The LORD Will Provide

“Is anything too hard for the LORD?” (Genesis 18:14) That’s the question at the heart of Abraham’s story—and at the heart of …

Remember Lot’s Wife

The only thing we really know about Lot’s wife is that she looked back. That’s it. We don’t know her name, we …

When My Neighbor Can’t Breathe

Jesus taught that the two great commandments, the summation and foundation of “all the Law and the Prophets” (Matthew 22:40), the pathway …

How to Save the World

I want to live in a world where black people don’t have to worry about being abused, harassed, or murdered by police …

The Key to Being Understood

…is to understand. It’s great to have the best argument, the clearest articulation, and the cleverest presentation. But the (often frustrating) truth …

What We Took for Granted

The coronavirus changed things. It doesn’t matter how you feel about it or whether you disagree with how it’s being handled. It …

We’re Not All #SafeAtHome

This is something my wife got me thinking about a couple days ago. One of the more popular hashtags on social media …

When the Lines Blur

My least favorite side-effect from this global quarantine has been the way it makes the holy days feel. We’re all home more …

The Body and the Blood

“For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep.” What a weighty, uncomfortable verse. Members of the church …

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