Recognizing the Risen Savior

Recognizing the Risen Savior

Have you ever run into an old friend you almost didn’t recognize? Maybe they’ve lost weight, grew a beard, or just aged a lot since junior high. Many of Jesus’ good friends found it difficult to recognize Him after His resurrection. Aside from a few scars, scripture...
Where Is Your Gaze?

Where Is Your Gaze?

This early bird doesn’t wake up for worms, but a sunrise on the beach is definitely worth setting the alarm early for. One morning before dawn, while vacationing on Hilton Head Island, I armed myself with a camera and tripod and hiked down to the beach, setting up...
The Irreplaceable Head

The Irreplaceable Head

Christian author Kyle Idleman made the observation that “what you win (people) with is what you win them to.” For people looking for the real deal, the church shouldn’t put center-stage anything less than the real deal. When former Christian musician Jon...
Is Your ‘Hedge of Protection’ Due for an Upgrade?

Is Your ‘Hedge of Protection’ Due for an Upgrade?

The original “hedge of protection” dates back to the book of Job, where Satan complained about the hedge God placed around His faithful servant: “Have You not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has?” (Job 1:10)Now,...
Rulers, Neighbors and Politics

Rulers, Neighbors and Politics

King Canute and the Waves is a story often summarized, incorrectly, of an arrogant king with an overblown sense of power and authority, even over nature. But it was actually his followers who regarded him “lord of land and sea.” To prove them...