The Deep Magic

I don’t have to prod myself to remember that God is loving, but it’s essential to remind myself daily that God is holy. Everything about me wants a loving God, even my sin nature. (Especially my sin nature!) But it’s because God is holy that his love is not emotional or predictable. Holy is why … More The Deep Magic

In Your Head

  A haunting protest song from 1993 has returned to popular playlists in 2018.  The lyrics of Zombie mourn the cruel, irrational things people do to one another, and ask, “What’s in your head?  What’s in your head?”1  It’s not the conditions of a decaying world that motivate the rage, havoc and destruction we inflict … More In Your Head

Blood of My Brother

The first homicide in the Bible happens on page 3!  With a handgun you can instantly destroy another life by accident, without even thinking.  But beating someone to death with your fists….?  And the killer not only gets away with it, but he literally receives a divine tattoo warning others not to harm him!  We … More Blood of My Brother

The Hole in our Holiness

What’s the difference between holiness and relevance?  For starters, holiness is what followers of Jesus used to value.  Relevance is the priority that replaced it. Striving for holiness means the direction of my life is visibly different from most people because my purpose and objectives are godly and eternal.  Reaching for relevance means I value the … More The Hole in our Holiness