“Life From the Serpent and Through the Son” John 3.14-21

For the last three weeks of this season of Lent, we have been focusing on the need to reflect and repent in our lives. I have to admit, it has been a little difficult for me to walk through these very difficult passages of dying to self and Jesus’ challenge to the...

“Salvation Economics” – Mark 8.27-9.1

Yesterday was a great day to reflect on Jesus’ call to us to deny ourselves, take up our crosses, and to follow him. It is important to understand that Scripture is not merely meant to be read and understood in its original setting, but it is vital (i.e.,...

First Sunday of Lent 2018 – a poem

Walking in the woods one groggy and misty morning, I happened upon a crossroad not seen before I had walked this path before Perhaps the ivy had covered the cross Perhaps the mildewing leaves Perhaps my preoccupied thoughts of grandeur and worry and pain and...