• The Dirt Disciples Are Made Of

    Disciples are people who choose to give themselves to learning.  This is who we are when we come before Word of God. We’re disciples when we listen to a message from a pulpit; we’re disciples when we talk among ourselves about who God says He is; and we’re disciples as...

  • Idealist

    We live through heart-ache to be forever joined with Christ, intimately. Sin represents a dis-jointing, a dis-fellowship; pain sobers a saint toward what is real — our humanness –our unbelief – our disablement – our depravity. in our confrontation of reality, His true nature waxes clear, yet it comes unexpectedly....

  • Pictures of Unity

      Psalm 133 presents an interesting picture of family unity for us. Unity, the words of this psalm say, is like “precious oil.” So far, so good – there’s nothing objectionable about a flow of oil. Actually, oil does much good. It’s a prime ingredient in fine salad dressing; it...

  • Build the Expectation

    Excitement With EuroCon less than a month away, there’s plenty of buzz around home base.   In passing conversation it’s commonplace to hear phrases like, Are you going to Budapest, or Did you buy your ticket yet?  It’s exciting, and people are getting ready to go, at least logistically. And while it’s important...

  • A ‘Man’ After God’s Heart

    What’s in a name? Take Andrew for example. The word means “man.” That’s it. There’s no larger metaphor attached to it. It’s as if his parents took a look at the boy child and suddenly were at a loss as to what to call him. So they took the easy...