Two Lost Sons

2016-03-06
The parable of the prodigal son might better be called the parable of the two lost sons.  Or even better, the parable of the over-generous Son and his merciful and…

Loving the Enemy

2016-02-21
In the book Ender's Game, commander Ender Wiggin defeats his enemies by first knowing them so well he loves them.  God knows us perfectly - therefore loves us perfectly - and…
Each of the Devil's temptations in the wilderness revolved around trust of God's Word.  His primary task is to undermine our trust in that Word, because it's the weapon It…
The desire of our sinful nature is to act like nothing's wrong; at least nothing for which we need to repent.  But Lent is a time of brutal honesty: both…
Moses climbed Mount Nebo and died.  Jesus climbs the Mount of Transfiguration to end the law of Moses and save us by God's grace alone.  By nature we want to…
Moïse est monté Mont Nebo, a vu la terre promise, et est mort. Jésus grimpe le mont de la transfiguration pour démontrer qu'il est plus que Moïse.  Il est le fils…
Jesus casts out demons and heals the sick.  But both are far less important, according to him, than making sure the Good News is preached.  We can also share God's…
Jesus remains behind in the temple at the age of 12, and his parents search frantically for him.  But who was actually lost: Jesus, or his parents?  Who is doing…
Do you hear what I hear?  Salvation comes through the sharing of God's word, whether it's shared by an angel, a prophet, or a pregnant young woman from Galilee.