We’re Not Built to Serve

This past Christmas Eve, our pastor didn’t preach about Jesus the baby. He preached instead about Jesus the man, and our failure to understand Him. “We say the strangest things as Christians,” he said in part. “We say, ‘I just want to serve Him.’ Well, how do you serve Him?…What can you bring Him that […]

My Favorite 10 Books of 2017

This year I joined Goodreads.com to further keep track of the books I read during 2017. I read to develop as a Christian and as a college professor, which limits the genres I explore. I did make a conscious effort this year to choose newer books than I had in previous years.┬áHere, in alphabetical order, […]

Resolve to Forgive

Jason Romano is one of the great people I’ve met online. He came to my attention when someone I followed on Twitter retweeted one of Jason’s tweets, which was a Bible verse. It turns out he had the discipline of tweeting a verse early each morning, and he’s continued to do that. Jason fulfilled a […]

On Owning Your Triumph

Last Sunday, I finally found a bit of the Christmas spirit in an unexpected place. I was surprisingly and profoundly affected by the lyrics to a song I, and probably you, have heard hundreds of times before, long since memorized and given no more thought to than to what you had for breakfast on Christmas […]

A Sign, A Wonder…and a Target

This is an overwhelmingly busy time for me. I’ve begun facilitating two online classes, which will last until mid-December, in addition to the seven brick-and-mortar classes I’ve been teaching since August. As of today I have 168 students, all of whom will write at least five papers as part of their coursework. In technical terms, […]

A Sign, A Wonder…and a Target

This is an overwhelmingly busy time for me. I’ve begun facilitating two online classes, which will last until mid-December, in addition to the seven brick-and-mortar classes I’ve been teaching since August. As of today I have 168 students, all of whom will write at least five papers as part of their coursework. In technical terms, […]

God on the Fringes

Today is a recovery day for my colleagues and me. We have just completed our largest event of the year, a weekend conference called Dominion Camp Meeting. It features some of the greatest preachers and musicians in the Pentecostal tradition. There were seven worship services in three days. They were incredible. Everyone says so. I […]