Yearly Archives: 2016


This is a short story that I wrote a few years ago.  It’s a bit rough in a few places, but I think it still accomplishes what I was trying to accomplish. Death Sentence It might seem strange if I told you that I vividly remember the night I died.  I […]

Death Sentence


It occurred to me recently that I cannot think of a time when I have heard the concept of sanctification linked to a kingdom eschatology.  The concepts fit together so neatly that it is baffling that we don’t talk about the two ideas together. I have spent the last few […]

Sanctification and Kingdom Eschatology


In recent weeks, I have felt a desire to change my Bible study habits to include personal reflections.  One of the challenges of reading scripture for a pastor is that we’re constantly thinking about how the passage will preach, as well as things like historical and cultural context, theological perspectives, […]

Review: NIV Journal the Word Bible



I have written reviews of devotionals in the past – and one of my frequent criticisms is that they often take one or two verses, often out of context, and write a lengthy, often fluffy devotional rather than actually wrestling with the message and story of scripture.  The Story Devotional, while […]

Review: The Story Devotional