Seeing Jesus in Jonah
on July 7th, 2022
The Bible leaves no doubt that there are deep connections between the story of Jonah and the story of Jesus, but it is easy to get caught up by Jonah’s story and not recognize them. Twice Jesus explicitly points to the Jews of His day back to the story of Jonah (Matt. 12:39-42; 16:4), indicating that this story of a wayward, disobedient prophet was, somehow, also the story of Him – the perfect, divine God-man.  Read More
Jonah: An Extreme Story Told Twice
on July 5th, 2022
To think of Jonah as little more than a simple morality story – or, worse still, as a straightforward retelling of an historical event – is to risk missing some of the most important points of the book.  Read More
The Ministry of Listening
on March 17th, 2022
Throughout our series in 1 John, I've been returning to one of the most profound books on Christian community - Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Life Together. Bonhoeffer's insights into healthy community and our human tendencies that fracture community are incredibly helpful. Loving our brothers and sisters well isn't always easy, but it is worth it! I wanted to share a convicting and challenging passage from Bonhoeffer on how we press into one another through the 'ministry of listening.'  Read More
Stewarding Your Treasure
on January 27th, 2022
There’s a legendary story about a village in Southern India that was being terrorized by a troop of small monkeys.  Read More
Stewarding Your Talents
on January 20th, 2022
In my teenage years, I don’t think anything that brought on more anxiety than a basketball team tryout.  Read More
Stewarding Your Time
on January 12th, 2022
In the spring of 2020 we expanded our backyard vegetable garden. It was our big "COVID-quarantine" project. (Apparently it was everyone else's too).  Read More