Hedged In

  I could be dead right now. Looking back, the whole thing seemed like a fluke, until… I heard a funny sound coming from my refrigerator. I peered inside and everything looked okay, so I thought nothing of it. A few days later, standing in front of my washing...

The Jewish High Holidays

Jesus compared his Gospel to the mustard seed that grows into a tree large enough to support thousands of birds. So when I imagine the universal Christian Church, I see that mustard tree with its many branches, and roots that bore deep into the soil. In my...

Dry Bones Rattling

    When I wrote an article for The Good News Newspaper about the Jewish High Holidays at Shema Yisrael Messianic congregation several years ago, I realized how disgusting barriers between denominations must appear to Christ. Experiencing worship in the...

Are Christians Judgemental?

Polling shows that one of the main reasons people stay away from church is that they see Christians as judgmental. Why go to a place where people make you feel worse about yourself than you do already? Or tell you there is something wrong with you when you’ve just...

In God’s Economy…

      “Where’s my coin of the realm?” he asked, patting his empty pocket and scanning the dresser top. “Aha!” He palmed the silver plastic token that his friend Bill had given him. Squinting at the inscription, because he hadn’t found his glasses...

Choose Wisely, Grasshopper

As part of a Bible study on discipleship, our pastor assigned the book The Trouble with Jesus by Joseph M. Stowell, author, past president of the Moody Bible Institute and the current Teaching Pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel. He begins his book by reflecting on the...