Resurrection Power: It’s Not Just for Easter

“‘It is done’ will shout the cross. Christ has paid redemption’s cost . . . “

Something struck me as I sang those words from “Jesus Saves” the other night in choir rehearsal: how seldom we consider the resurrection, how seldom we give thought to its power. We relegate the resurrection—the cornerstone of our faith—to Easter Sunday as if discussing it any (more…)

Unless a Seed Falls

Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. – John 12:24

Entropy. The second law of thermodynamics. Everywhere I see evidence of it – in the mirror, in my overgrown yard, in the deaths of so many I’ve known, in this freakishly (more…)

Heavenly Minded and of No Earthly Good

Nearly two weeks ago, my youngest son came home sick after serving as staff at a weeklong church camp. When his fever crept up into unnatural numbers, the doctor confirmed the unpleasant reality: the flu, a summertime strain for which we hadn’t been inoculated.
“You’ll come down with seven deadly diseases,” my oldest son prophesied as he looked at me almost accusingly. 
“Gee, (more…)