Have you ever thought about how odd the four Gentile requirements are that we find laid out in Acts 15:20? Of all the things, these are what the apostles offer? 🤨Continue reading
Anxiety. We all experience it at varying times. How much more over the past 15-16 months?!
In this brief video below, I take a moment to talk through anxiety and a simple practice that can help us navigate it.Continue reading
Trauma — physical, emotional, psychological — has come on our radar more and more in recent days. We talk about mental health, and we should. But mental health very rarely can be discussed without also working through trauma.
Take a moment and check out this new documentary film entitled The Wisdom of Trauma.Continue reading
Each year I teach on the book of Micah as we cover the minor prophets in my Old Testament survey class. In general, we don’t read or know much about these “minor” prophets. This includes Micah.
In particular was speaking to the small towns “out in the country,” if you will (what they called the Shephelah). And, so, to introduce this small book, I always kick off with John Denver’s “Thank God I’m a Country Boy.” I am no country music fan, but I love this song.
And, hopefully, some students will now remember even a little about the prophet Micah.Continue reading
Recently our church finished out its series on the book of Lamentations.
This poetic dirge is not one to which many run. Yet, I believe it has a clear and pertinent message for us today. I would contend that it is prophetic wisdom into what we are walking through—not only with the pandemic, but speaking even wider into the church.Continue reading