A land for the brave A home for the free One land that we share But how different we see One land, opportunity Prospect of gain Creating a legacy Making a name America, the beautiful America, the strong America, divided Whose perspective is wrong? The America that fights for Liberty, rights and dignity While discarding … Continue reading A Tale of Three Americas (A Poem)
I recently completed teaching my first theology course at Emmaus Bible College, and it has been an incredible experience. The course was "Survey of Doctrine," and gave a very short and general overview to systematic theology, answering the question "what does the Bible teach?" I entered the semester with nervous anticipation, not entirely knowing how … Continue reading Confessions of a First-Year Theology Prof
While many today call themselves free, only Jesus can give a freedom that is true and lasting.
In John's gospel Thomas is absent from the larger group of disciples when Jesus makes His first appearance to them. As a result of this absence, Thomas does not see Jesus, and when the other disciples tell him what has transpired, he refuses to believe. In our day Thomas has been given the label "doubting" because … Continue reading Stop Labeling Him “Doubting Thomas”
Not What She Was Expecting My wife and I were engaged a little over five years ago. Leading up to our engagement she had all the evidence necessary to know that I intended to propose to her: we had gone ring shopping together and actually purchased the ring, we had talked about our love for … Continue reading When Jesus Doesn’t Meet My Expectations
"And in the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields, and keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. And the angel said to them, "Do not be … Continue reading Why is the Birth of Jesus Good News?
Imagine a bride whose wedding has almost arrived preparing herself for the ceremony and her long-awaited marriage to her beloved groom. She has adorned herself with the purest white dress to accentuate her beauty and highlight her chastity. Her hair is done up, her make up just right. She has anticipated this day for what … Continue reading The Elephant, the Donkey, and the Bride