IS THE WHOLE ROOM CLEAN?

Clean "-ish" When my brothers and I were much younger, our family lived in a house where one room was designated as our playroom. We built things out of Lego, had play fights (and real ones), built forts and did all the other things little boys at play will do. We also made huge messes. … Continue reading IS THE WHOLE ROOM CLEAN?

Stubborn Faith

In Genesis 24 we read the account of Abraham’s commission to his eldest servant. We’re told in an earlier passage that Abraham had three hundred eighteen “trained servants, born in his own house” (Genesis 14:14). If his eldest servant is any indication, it’s perhaps better to understand Abraham’s training as “raising,” or “nurturing” because we … Continue reading Stubborn Faith

Spiritual Myopia

I discovered my need for glasses in college. Friends would say “hi” to me and I would just squint at them, trying to figure out who they were and if they were talking to me. They’d often tease me for being aloof, but I wasn’t trying to be. I was just trying to identify them. … Continue reading Spiritual Myopia

Life After Disobedience

After rebelling against God and refusing to go into battle to take the Promised Land, God turned Israel’s words against it and condemned that generation to forty years of wandering in the wilderness (Numbers 14:28-34). The only ones of that generation who would survive that punishment would be Joshua and Caleb. Hearing the news, “the … Continue reading Life After Disobedience