Deeper Walk

Looking Up

Righteousness—isn’t that what the really loud preachers are always talking about? And the people you…

Sitting Between

Malachi penned his message from a precipice, unaware of the silent drought that would soon…

Holding Light

The world is gray again. There seems to be no point in loving, in believing,…

The Threshold of Glory

Christ’s ascension is an often-neglected passage. It shouldn’t be. Theologians tell us that the disciples…

A Psalm

I praise you, Lord God, that You are the great artist and that creation is…

Hope In the Midst of Darkness

The world is gray again. There seems to be no point in loving, in believing,…

Whitewashed Tombs

What is the testimony of a culture that finds plastic surgery newsworthy? What is the…

All Day

Dawn. Awake. Crisp. Air. Rested. Birds. Chirp. Dew. Alive. Dog. Out. Run. Newspaper. Coffee. Shower.…

God Around Me

Ali and I live in a small town on the west coast of Canada, a…

The Voice of Expectation

My friend loves doing things for people, as long as they don’t expect it. Usually…

Living Dangerously

In Dangerous Wonder, Michael Yaconelli writes, “Remember the thrill of thinking you could fly, the…

Magnificent Monotony

Wake up. Eat. Work. Sleep. Do it all over again tomorrow. And the next day.…

Birth Pains

In the birthing room where our son Wyatt entered the world, my wife Miska held…

Perfect World

He’s in the middle of a thriving culture, the middle of an extensive family in…

Better Than a Fairytale

The idea of heaven used to scare me. Mostly, I was afraid of the boredom…

The Story of God

Few things move us like a story. Schindler’s List evoked repentant sorrow for the agony…

Drawing Close

In our quest for efficiency, we punch out emails quickly to our friends and colleagues.…

A New Name

A year away from finishing college, we begin to think about our “callings” in life.…

A Yearning for Glory

Idolaters have overrun the land. Pagans mock Israel’s God. Barely hanging on, a beleaguered people…

Hope Remains

As soul-sicknesses go, hopelessness is among the most deadly. When Paul said faith, hope and…

The Risk of Hope

A cynic is one who has been wounded by hope, who has, as Solomon put…

Don’t Forget Christmas

Recently, my little sons watched Santa Claus is Coming to Town, the classic Christmas claymation…

O Come Let Us Adore Him

I haven’t slept much recently, but not just because I am a college student that…

What Are You Waiting For?

What are you waiting for? Maybe it’s a new, better job, a marriage proposal, a…

Wait, Hope, Trust

I’ve never heard the audible voice of God. I’ve heard stories about people hearing God…

Bored with God

The adjective I could often use for my spiritual life is numb. Such a description…

The Gift of Brokenness

“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God,…

Nothing Left

“Because by one sacrificed He has made perfect forever those who are being made holy”…

Living in Advent

Advent: the granddaddy of the Church’s seasons. A four-week procession to Christmas, it is a…

Who are the Tax Collectors?

Jesus clashed against cultural norms of His time. He worked on the Sabbath, ministering to…

From Reflection to Reality

1 Corinthians 13, which opens with, “Love is patient, love is kind,” is a well-known…

A Backwards World

Christ was constantly saying things that were entirely out of order. If you want to…

Why the Beatitudes Are Still So Revolutionary

I’m sitting on a hillside overlooking Galilee, where tradition and scholars say that Jesus spoke…

You’re Overthinking Your Prayer Life

For much of my life, my prayers have been marked by anything but simplicity. Formulas,…

The Sword Of Peace

When we think of peace coming to our world today, most people imagine the war…

The Hills Are Alive

One of my mom’s favorite movies of all-time is The Sound of Music. I know…

Looking Up

There’s this spot I always pass as I drive into my town where you can…

To Read Or Not To Read?

Have you read your Bible today? Most Christians I know say that the number one…

Home

You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it…

Afraid

God, I’m afraid of strangers. They say things I don’t understand, and I’m scared that…