Wrath

Wrath

“For the wrath of man does not work the righteousness of God.” - James 1:20 Some stories put me in touch with my inner murderer. This one’s a pretty good example. Continue Reading

When Truth Isn’t Enough

Grief

Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. - Romans 12:15   Continue Reading

We Who Are Seen

Jesus hand

“And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, “Thou God seest me” For she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?” - Genesis 16:13 Hagar isn’t the most sympathetic of Bible characters. Handmaid to Abraham’s barren wife Sarah, she had become pregnant by Abraham at Sarah’s insistence. (Genesis 16:1-2) You’ll remember that God had promised them a son, but Sarah, like so many of us, liked God’s promise, but not His timing. In her impatience she basically said, “Let’s help God along. He said we’d have a son but I’m still Continue Reading

Pedaling Among the Weary

Cycling

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. -Galatians 6:9 I’m going into training for the April Bike-A-Thon our church sponsors every year. Proceeds go to send abused kids to camp, and I’m always blessed and proud to participate. Continue Reading

TIME Magazine, Evangelicals, and Gays

Time Magazine cover

Last week TIME magazine ran a feature story on evangelical churches that are changing their position on homosexuality. The article said, in essence, that Evangelicals are experiencing a shift in our thinking, similar to the kind many segregationist Christians experienced during the Civil Rights Movement. To a point I have to agree - certainly, a growing number of believers are re-thinking the issue. And while I strongly disagree with those who are adopting a pro-gay interpretation of the Bible, and of Christianity itself, I want to hear what Continue Reading

Prayers for Speaking Events in New Hampshire

Kardos Event

I'd sure appreciate your prayers this weekend, as I have the pleasure of spending it in New Hampshire to speak for a few events. I just got in last night, and as expected, the weather's cold and the area's beautiful, and I'm excited about the ministry opportunities. If' you're in the New England area it would be great to see you at any of these! My good friend Rick Kardos, Executive Director of The Nathan Project is hosting me for these events, the first of which is The Nathan Project's annual fundraising dinner, where I'll be speaking Continue Reading

Our Work and Our Needs

Fundraising has never been my strong suit, and frankly, asking for financial support is hardly one of "my favorite things". Continue Reading

The Content of our Character

Maturity

“I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.” -I Corinthians 3:2           I’ve got it backwards. The evidence of my physical maturity is glaring, while the signs of my spiritual maturity aren’t nearly as obvious. And that’s troubling, because a boy in a man’s body is a very unattractive thing. Continue Reading

“If I Have To”

Unwilling

“And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD,  but not with a willing heart.” -II Chronicles 25:2 This isn’t what we usually hear. Most descriptions of Judah or Israel’s kings are either “He did right” or “He did evil.” But King Amaziah gets an unusual tag in this chapter of Chronicles: he did the right thing, with the wrong heart. And that divided heart of his would cost him dearly, both in battle and legacy. Continue Reading

The Transsexual Dilemma: Part 5 of a 5-Part Series

Gender

Kim came to me with honest, hard questions. She was born female, but had lived for years as a male, had undergone female-to-male sex change surgery, was in a relationship with a woman, and had lived successfully as a man for some time. Continue Reading