The Theology of Stuff: Kingdom Resources

I just bought a brand new smartphone.  It’s fun to play with all the new features and enjoy the afterglow of having something new and admirable.  But I’ve been through this before.  Soon the feelings fade and I’m left with an electronic device that will either be a help or a hinderance.  It can be … Read more

On Following Jesus… Gluten-Free

As many of you may know, I was recently diagnosed with Celiac disease. It seems my body attacks my small intestine when it finds gluten in my system. Over time, the damage results in malabsorption and all sorts of other bad things can happen with that. Gluten is found in wheat, barley and rye. So, … Read more

Undeserved: God’s Gift of Grace

We’ve all met people whose perception of themselves far exceeded their actual ability. If we’re honest with ourselves, we find that it’s also great description of us! It’s true! There’s nothing more humbling that being a human being. Think about it. Do we have the ability to create ourselves? No. We are in this world … Read more

Baptism Sunday

It seems like every time I read a book of the Bible again in our GodSpeak journey, certain things jump off the page at me. This time, reading Paul’s letters over the last few months, the absolute nature of God’s grace has left me breathless. Grace is, by definition, an undeserved gift. Our position as … Read more

Our Cup Overflows

It’s one of my favorite parts of the 23rd Psalm. “You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.” As followers of Jesus, we can expect for him to give in abundance. Now, it may not be the kind of abundance our world looks for, money, power, influence, etc. but he gives an abundance of … Read more