The Only Marriage Advice I Ever Give

I'm pretty tired so I'm going to keep tonight's post for my 7 posts in 7 days short, sweet, and coherent (hopefully). This post could be summarized with one word: Forgive. When Andy and I got married, we received lots of thoughtful cards full of well wishes and advice. One friend encouraged us to keep a… Continue reading The Only Marriage Advice I Ever Give

Why was Jesus Crucified? and How Can We See the Mission of the Church in the Nation of Israel?

The other day I was thinking.  And then, Sarah thought it warranted a blog post.  Since it is a snow day here, and class was cancelled, I figured I had time to work on it. Why was Jesus crucified? Jesus came, lived, and died to take away the sins of the world.  When He died… Continue reading Why was Jesus Crucified? and How Can We See the Mission of the Church in the Nation of Israel?

My Chains Are Gone, I’ve Been Set Free

In Christian services, writing, and music the association of Christianity with freedom tends to be a recurring theme. In fact, when I did a Google search for images with the search query "set free", the first page of results were almost completely related to the theme of being set free in Christ. But what does… Continue reading My Chains Are Gone, I’ve Been Set Free

Lent?

Today is Ash Wednesday.  Baptists, we're generally non-liturgical people. Well, we have liturgy, we just generally wouldn't call it that. Things like Lent and Ash Wednesday might get a passing mention, but they are generally approached with an observe-if-you-want type of attitude. Nevertheless, in the past few weeks, I've been thinking about the upcoming Lenten season. What… Continue reading Lent?