Twas the Fight Before Christmas

[box_holder background_color=”] Christmas – in some homes and churches – is a minefield. At times you feel like you’re walking on eggshells. Any mention of Christmas and you’ll be hit with a lecture including many of the following words: pagan, Mithra, lukewarm, compromise, Illuminati, etc. I know someone who I literally only hear from once […]

Jesus Says #illridewithyou

[box_holder background_color=”] When my wife told me about the Sydney cafe siege I found myself glued to the news for the remainder of the day. Candice and I prayed for the outcome hoping that everything would work out fine. Sadly, 2 innocent hostages were killed along with the troubled Islamic extremist who held them captive […]

Our Language Matters

[box_holder background_color=”] One of the many reasons I love our Adventist Education is the emphasis it reveals about us being a global church. This is transmitted in our schools by emphasizing mission trips, both domestically and internationally, as well as encouraging students to study abroad through Adventist Colleges Abroad. I was fortunate enough to spend […]

Why Christians Should Not Justify Torture

[box_holder background_color=”] “You do not understand that it is better for you to have one man die for the people than to have the whole nation destroyed.” —Caiaphas (John 11.50) Substitute the word “tortured” in place of the word “die” in the above passage and you’ve got quite a provocative story. I’m presently alarmed at hearing […]

Commands or Promises?

[box_holder background_color=”] “All His biddings are enablings.” The words of Jesus are unique, they are unlike the words of any other man. I may tell you, “Swim to shore,” but I can’t give your tired legs the energy to kick; I can’t keep your head above water. I can only describe, exhort, urge, command. I […]

For the Love of God

[box_holder background_color=”] I’ve settled on the belief that my finite mind cannot yet fully grasp the entirety of God’s infinite love. I’ve also come to the conclusion that if we’ll ever love the way God loves, we’ll have to forgive the way God forgives. There’s no getting around this fact and no reducing it to […]