Genesis Fun: Water

Genesis Fun: Water

I really enjoy the book of Genesis. A theme in the first few chapters that intrigues me has to do with water. Genesis 1:6-7 explains that on Day #2, God separated the water into two parts: one part “above the expanse,” and one part “under the...
2 a.m. Anxiety

2 a.m. Anxiety

Earlier this week I found myself awake in the middle of the night again, laying there in bed and worrying. I fretted about money: Would I be able to pay for next month’s utility bill? Did I pay this month’s credit card bill? How did I find myself...
Without God …

Without God …

I sometimes enjoy reviewing Twitter’s “trending topics,” just to get an unfiltered sense of what folks from a broad variety of cultures and backgrounds are thinking. “Without God” was recently among Twitter’s top 10 trending topics....
Joy Through The Pain

Joy Through The Pain

It was something no 30-year-old guy wants to hear: You have cancer. In moments my future became cloudy. Would my girlfriend, whose father had died of cancer, leave me? Would I be able to have children after the surgery? Would it hurt? Would it spread to my lymph nodes...
Sexual Compassion

Sexual Compassion

For the past few years I’ve found myself especially aware of the challenges experienced by those who deal with same-sex attraction. Something Gary Thomas wrote in an article published in 2009, “Sexual Compassion,” gave me fresh insight into this...
Christ Crucified

Christ Crucified

For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. (1 Cor. 1:22-24) I found myself in Santa Fe...