The parable of the prodigal son is really about two lost brothers, and even a prodigal father. It shows us there are at least two ways to be lost.
The Table, part 5: When we come to celebrate communion, it doesn’t need to be gloomy, introspective, or a guilt trip.
The Forgotten Arts, part 11. In John 13 we see Jesus wash his disciples feet: he lays aside his majesty and decends to the lowest point in the room, where he does the unthinkable work of a slave.
The Forgotten Arts, part 9. Biblical confession is a collision of two things: knowing the radical depths of your sin, and knowing the radical depths of God’s mercy.
In Scripture, names reflect the character and history of a person. When the Psalmist says, “how majestic is your name,” he means that God’s essence, being, character and identity is unthinkably excellent and glorious.
Psalm 91 is a very reassuring and strengthening psalm, one which many people have gone to in this time of crisis. But it does seem to make promises that don’t quite correspond with life at the moment.
Jesus promised us that in this world, we would have trouble. The question is: what do we do when it comes?
For thousands of years Christians and Jews have turned to the Psalms in times of upheaval, stress and crisis, and found comfort. Today we look at a Psalm that speaks to one of the most unexpected challenges we’re facing: that … Continue reading “Psalm 139: You have searched me and know me!”
Jonah, chapter 3. For the most part, Jonah is a story of failure. But in chapter three things improve. Jonah preaches to Nineveh—the capital of the Assyrian empire, which at the time was the world’s largest—and they repent.