Consuming Jesus


The Lord’s Supper is a time to remember the Lord’s sacrificial death on our behalf, certainly. But it is far more. It is one of the ways that God imparts grace to us, strengthens our faith, and grows us up into Christ. This doesn’t happen automatically, as a result of swallowing food. It comes as … Continue reading Consuming Jesus

Temptation by threat


What father delights in seeing his son beaten up and disgraced by a bully? And if we as earthly fathers cannot imagine ever taking joy in such a thing, how could we imagine that God is somehow less of a father than we are? That somehow he enjoys seeing us squirm and struggle? No, temptation … Continue reading Temptation by threat

All Things to All Men


“Concentration is the secret of strength in politics, in war, in trade, in short in all management of human affairs.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson “If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.” One of the Apostle Paul’s qualities was his focus. He chased one rabbit from his conversion to his death. What was it? He … Continue reading All Things to All Men

Marijuana Fallacies


Washington has the dubious honor, along with Colorado, to be one of the few states where recreational marijuana use is legal. But other states are sure to join. Recreational marijuana is the fastest growing industry in the US, and this will continue as recreational use is legalized in more and more states. In 2014 it … Continue reading Marijuana Fallacies

Tuskegee


In P.G. Wodehouse’s The Code of the Woosters, Bertie uses the word “Eulalie” to turn his inflated and threatening opponent, Spode, into a concordious second. This special word was bestowed upon Bertie by his faithful valet, Jeeves, and had its power because it was the name associated with a secret that the now Earl of … Continue reading Tuskegee