An Advent Meditation for 2013

Advent has long been a rhythm built into the church calendar that seeks to remind us of Christ’s coming. The Scripture readings create in us longing, hope, anticipation, and preparation. While it is certainly intended to function as a good reminder of the birth...

Displeasing God: Signs of a Really Bad Day

One of the saddest moments in the Old Testament is found when the Lord tells Samuel, “Obey the voice of the people in all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them.” (1 Sam. 8:7) Every time I...