Photo by Milagros Guemes on Pexels.com In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness,‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’” John’s clothes … Continue reading Advent: Love
The church frequently reports extraordinary things, and sometimes they are exaggerated beyond the truth and become ludicrous. Therefore, I advise you not to accuse your brother Roricus unjustly in your heart, and not to move beyond the bounds in speaking depraved words about him. God knows that you do not act rightly in this matter. … Continue reading “…sometimes they are exaggerated beyond the truth and become ludicrous.”
Photo by Jonathan Meyer on Pexels.com Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed … Continue reading Advent: Hope
A few months ago I realized I wanted to learn more about the mystics of the Middle Ages (well, pre and post Middle Ages as well). I realized that the only parts of church history I am aware of, or writings of church fathers, are centralized around the men of the past. And for myself, … Continue reading “The Nature of God”
A few months ago my wife and I were out on a rare night she wasn't working for dinner and drinks. Usually when it's just the two of us, our conversations can get pretty interesting. My wife usually enjoys coming up with questions for both of us to answer that range from the superficial, "would … Continue reading Wrecked.
I haven't done this a lot since we relocated to Columbus but, when I was in Grand Rapids, I would make breakfast every morning before I went to work. One of my favorite things to do (much to the dismay of my wife) was use our wedding china to eat off of and drink out … Continue reading Morning has broken.
I didn't post this on Sunday for some reason but, this time of year, this video always comes to mind. Resurrection: Rob Bell from Rob Bell on Vimeo. This video is almost ten years old and came about at a time I needed it the most. May we continue to be people of the resurrection. … Continue reading He. Isn’t. Here.