How does the White House connect with John the Baptist?

The West Wing, The Glory of God, and The Gospel of John

“I serve at the pleasure of the President.” Continue reading “The West Wing, The Glory of God, and The Gospel of John”

How the season of Advent allows us to reclaim a meaningful Christmas.

Advent Liturgy To Reclaim Christmas Spirituality

The past few years, I have cringed my way through the month of December, mulling over the fact that the Grinch and I seemed to have more in common than I originally thought.

Why? Because I so, SO disliked Christmas. Continue reading “Advent Liturgy To Reclaim Christmas Spirituality”

There's no doubt that monsters exist; the only question is which one are you?

What Monster Are You?

Typing this in a living room lit only by glowing pumpkins and flickering candles, I only have to glance over my laptop screen to see my worn copy of Night of the Living Dead Christian by Matt Mikalatos sitting on the coffee table in front of me. Continue reading “What Monster Are You?”

A Life’s Work in an Introduction

Introductions are usually pushed aside. We view them as obligations, nothing more than a formal way to tell people you’ve started writing or speaking. Especially when writing professionally, they are viewed as an annoyance. Continue reading “A Life’s Work in an Introduction”

Hacksaw Ridge and the Fight for Lost Souls

Desmond Doss was an ordinary man who loved an extraordinary Savior. It was his faith in God and a childhood encounter that made him a pacifist; he would not take life from another human being, nor would he pick up a weapon. This firm belief carried him into the beginning of World War II, when he enlisted in the United States’ Army as a medic. He was told he wouldn’t be asked to pick up a weapon. Continue reading “Hacksaw Ridge and the Fight for Lost Souls”

Psalm 84 and Forward Motion

Life moves on, even if you don’t. Sometimes, we stand still, and life becomes a blur speeding past us. We were created to move; forward motion is what our bodies and souls long for. Continue reading “Psalm 84 and Forward Motion”