That’s Why They Call It the Present

No doubt, you've heard the saying that goes something like this: "Live neither in the past nor the future. Focus on what you have in the now. The 'now' is a 'gift' - that's why it's called the 'present." A sobering line from the play "Our Town" says, "Few people enjoy life while they're living … Continue reading That’s Why They Call It the Present

Truth vs. Lies

In times of distress and acute pain, our "bent-out-of-the-shape-God-intended" minds seem to gravitate toward lies rather than truth. (At least, mine does.) Like flaming arrows, our minds are battered with the unrelenting assaults of the enemy, filling our minds with all things untrue i.e. “Life is hopeless now,” “I’ll never know joy again,” and, for … Continue reading Truth vs. Lies

Soul Dance

When interpreting Scripture (and most any literature) correctly, “context” helps greatly. Someone once said “a picture says a thousand words.” True - but not always. To this day, five centuries after its creation, da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” still perplexes experts in regard to the context surrounding the painting i.e. “Who is the woman in the … Continue reading Soul Dance

What’s In a Name?

If you grew up in ancient Israel, your name represented a lot. Every name meant something theologically significant. After all, the Hebrews were "God's people." The Old Testament name "Joshua" means "The Lord is Salvation". More importantly, it corresponds directly to the New Testament name "Jesus." The other day, to help change the decor in … Continue reading What’s In a Name?

When Jordan Met C.S. Lewis

One of the last events Jordan and I attended together was a Lecture on C.S. Lewis given by renowned Irish Christian apologist, Dr. Alister McGrath, at LCU in Lubbock in April, 2013, one month before Jordan passed away. Jordan loved C.S. Lewis and all things Narnia. In fact, Jordan's world took on a Narnian vibe, … Continue reading When Jordan Met C.S. Lewis

I Ask Great Things of a Great God

"O God, destroy in me every lofty thought. Break my pride to pieces...annihilate each clinging shred of self-righteousness.... Nothing exceeds Your power.... Infinite is Your might; boundless is Your love; limitless is Your grace; glorious is Your name! Let angels sing for sinners repenting, prodigals restored, satan's captives released, broken hearts healed, the discouraged cheered....I … Continue reading I Ask Great Things of a Great God