Monthly Archives: December 2019

Beyond Cynicism

How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! Psalm 1:1 The Jewish prayers begin with this blessing for the … Continue reading

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From and Through

I believe it is important to understand that Jesus saves us not from but through the troubles of life, that is, through suffering, sin, and death. If we were saved from such tribulation we would avoid these entirely. However, that … Continue reading

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Grace and Confession

For many of us, the prospect of admitting our misdeeds stirs feelings of fear and shame. In this world we expect punishment and rejection for wrongs committed. We do not anticipate forgiveness and reconciliation if we confess sins, but instead … Continue reading

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