Typically, I feel like it's a bit of a waste of time to read books more than once. There are very few books that get me to come back and read them again and again. This is one of those books. I was recently able to read through this with a couple of guys in … Continue reading Ten Quotes from “Chosen By God: Know God’s Perfect Plan for His Glory and His Children”
This is a fantastic book. While there's much I disagree with lying in its pages, I stand by my statement. Rutledge's treatment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ from its varying themes, or motifs as she calls them, is like peering at it from different angles and still seeing the whole. I would even argue … Continue reading 20 Quotes from “The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ”
It grieves me to the heart to know that becasue I was born a white male in the United States, I have so many advantages afforded to me simply through birth. I believe--along with Christians around the planet and across time--that all of mankind has been created in God's very image, and having been created in His image it means we all have inherent and inextricable dignity. However, fallen humans throughout time have seen fit to take certain aspects of our diversity and elevate them as better, or more important, than others--most notably the color of one's skin.
I highly recommend this book to anyone. If you've got an hour to spare--or even if you don't, make one--this is well worth the time.
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. John 6:35 Jesus said to them,... Jesus is always talking to our hearts. He's not interested in merely satisfying our tangible needs or tickling our intellect--though he surely does those--but he's always … Continue reading The Bread of Life
Lord, plant me in your word.
I'm fairly handy, and I enjoy building. My wife, Verena, and I have several pieces of furniture in our house that I have made with nothing for plans but a couple of pins that she's passed to me from her Pinterest account. And while creating something where there was formerly nothing is a lot of … Continue reading Purposefully (re)Created