Beauty and Christ: A Reflection on What it Means to Be Human

We inhabit a culture of terrible ugliness. Not only metaphorically—though there is plenty of ugly behavior, ugly politics, ugly thoughts and words—but also literal, physical ugliness, ugliness to which we have become desensitized and comfortably numb. I won’t dishearten you by parading out examples or generalizations; if you’re still reading this, you likely already knowContinue reading “Beauty and Christ: A Reflection on What it Means to Be Human”

Coming Soon: A Biblical Response to Witchcraft

Concordia Publishing House was gracious enough to invite me to work on another tract, which will be coming out mid-October. Fittingly enough, this one is A Biblical Response to Witchcraft. From CPH: No fairy tale fantasy, witchcraft is a real, contemporary practice that has been growing in popularity over the past decades. Whether driven toContinue reading “Coming Soon: A Biblical Response to Witchcraft”

Matt Richard’s Minute Messages: A Great Devotional Resource

I wanted to write a quick note about Rev. Dr. Matthew Richard’s newest book, Minute Messages: Gospel-Filled Devotions for Every Occasion. I had the joy of reading an advance copy in order to write an endorsement for the book’s inside cover. I’m a big fan of Pastor Richard’s (you can check out his blog, PMContinue reading “Matt Richard’s Minute Messages: A Great Devotional Resource”

A Simple Explanation of Angels

I’m a bit late in posting about this on here (whoops!) but I recently authored a tract with Concordia Publishing House entitled “A Simple Explanation of Angels.” It’s available in print in 20-packs and as an ebook download through Amazon. As always, it was such an honor to write for CPH and I had aContinue reading “A Simple Explanation of Angels”

A poem (or hymn) from the evening

I made myself a little corner of quiet the other night and wrote a little poem, or hymn, depending upon how you look at it. I hope that it gives you a moment of comfort, consolation, and peace. My Lord has written His sweet nameUpon my feeble heart;His promise every day the same:Never from meContinue reading “A poem (or hymn) from the evening”