If you can, try to place yourself in my shoes last Saturday. It is 11:35 in the morning, and you are standing in order to make room for others to find a seat. It is a memorial service, and almost every chair is taken. People have come to grieve, and it is a severe grief. An obituary is read. It is … [Read More...]
The Christian Art of Dying: Learning from Jesus by Allen Verhey
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2011
The most recent statistics reveal that apart from Enoch and Elijah, the death rate among human beings is 100 percent. People are dying. My mother died … [Read More...]
If you’re part of a church planting team (or if you’re considering it), then you probably know that your position does not come with a salary. Nope. Instead, it comes with a lot of hard work, a lot of prayer, a fair amount of discipline, and a need to support yourself and your family through some … [Read More...]
Every parent lives with a deep-seated fear that they are going to screw up their kids. Admit it! Parenting brings out all our insecurities. We worry about being too strict, or not strict enough. We want to give them everything, but don’t want them to be spoiled. We worry that our kids will end up … [Read More...]
For the Sake of Heaven and Earth: The New Encounter between Judaism and Christianity.
By Irving Greenberg
Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society, 2014.
A conversation with an Orthodox Jewish friend led me to purchase and read Irving Greenberg’s … [Read More...]