Curse the Tree

Curse the Tree

It seems like something out of a horror movie. I’m watching John Legend in the televised musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, and he’s playing Jesus Christ. I am not talking about John’s performance. I am speaking to the particular scene when Jesus has entered Jerusalem....
40 Days

40 Days

40 Days. That’s how long our season of Lent is. These 40 days are designed to help us look inward and identify with Christ’s sacrifice for us. We look to sacrifice something in our own lives that pulls us away from God, or we add something to our lives that will...
Strange Calling [Part 2]

Strange Calling [Part 2]

God’s calling isn’t limited to Pastors and Bible teachers. What is God calling you to do? How did you discover that calling? Short of reaching 20 years old, I met Dr. Duke. The church of my upbringing was going through significant turmoil with its...

Strange Calling [Part 1]

I confess that I was somewhat of an oddity as a child. There are some who might argue that I’ve retained this quality into my adulthood. When I was about eight years old, my family was part of Brethren church plant in Grand Rapids. Actually, my father is the one who...
Waiting Through Stillness

Waiting Through Stillness

Waiting is a daily occurrence in all of our lives. Think about it. We wake up, wait for our shower to get to the right temperature. We wait for the coffee to brew. We wait at stop lights on the way to work. We wait for the microwave to heat up lunch. We wait for our...