Sometimes Christians are Just Terrible People

Jesus said a lot of things that we are aware of. Jesus said a lot of things we are not aware of. John tells us the whole world doesn't have enough books to contain all that Jesus said and did. I'm not surprised; although, I'd certainly like to have a little more. We like to… Continue reading Sometimes Christians are Just Terrible People

Things that Make Jesus Happy

I grew up believing the untenable notion that Jesus never smiled or laughed. I'm not sure why I believed such a thing. I suppose it's perhaps because there's no explicit statement in the Bible that says, "And on that occasion, Jesus laughed." But surely Jesus laughed, right? Surely this one who gives his Spirit to… Continue reading Things that Make Jesus Happy

Book Review: Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle

Title: Gabriel Finely and the Raven's Riddle Author: George Hagen Illustrator: Scott Bakal Publisher: Random House Children's Books (Schwartz & Wade Books) Resources for Teachers/Librarians: RHTeachers/Librarians Year: 2014 Pages: 252 (e-book via Nook) [Disclaimer: I was provided an ARC of this book in exchange for my fair and unbiased review. I was given no compensation… Continue reading Book Review: Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle

Some Things Christians Can do Better

I've been thinking about my relationship with the church recently–especially as I get ready to move back to an area where I will be able to actually participate more fully in the local church. My relationship with the church has been sour for the past several years given the nature of the way my previous… Continue reading Some Things Christians Can do Better

Meditations on Hebrews, pt 1

Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. 3 He is the radiance of the glory of God and… Continue reading Meditations on Hebrews, pt 1