Feet. Gross.

Feet. Gross.

Why is it that we don’t want Jesus to do what He came to do? Remember the story in John 13? The one where Jesus washes the disciples’ feet? Do you recall what Peter said when it was his turn to have his nasty feet scrubbed? John recorded the conversation...
Three Thoughts from the Lazarus Story

Three Thoughts from the Lazarus Story

Recently I have been meditating very slowly on the story of Jesus and Lazarus in John 11. Numerous thoughts and insights come to mind, but I want to highlight three for now. First, Jesus isn’t concerned about a day.  After Lazarus died, Martha and Jesus engage...
Mom, Dad . . . Relax

Mom, Dad . . . Relax

Just over nine years ago, at an orphanage in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, I saw a look on a four year old’s face I don’t think I will ever forget. Our daughter’s biological (birth) mom came for a visit so Katie and I could meet her and so she could see her...
Preachin’ on Secular Radio

Preachin’ on Secular Radio

I had just dropped off my oldest at high school. I was telling myself not to get in a bad mood so early in the day due to traffic that was beyond my control. It wasn’t working. Because I drink so much water and coffee every morning I was also internally debating...
Jesus, the “Real” Foodie

Jesus, the “Real” Foodie

“For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink.” John 6:55   Though I would not consider myself a “foodie,” I do love me some food. I am not an expert of food nor drink by any stretch of the imagination, but I know good barbecue when I...