The Gift of Descent

I love to backpack Michigan’s uninhabited areas. Walking level paths with a full pack is difficult, but it’s not impossible. Going up, however, is always a struggle! Getting to the top of the hill seems to take forever, but nothing...

An Island Nation Devastated

Three weeks ago, Hurricane Matthew killed more than 500 people in Haiti. This death toll is the official count, but in a nation where many make their living fishing from the belly of a dugout canoe, many more are certain to have perished than will ever be known....

Is God Speaking?

I’ve been informed many times that the Bible doesn’t speak about abortion. Apparently because the word abortion isn’t found in Scripture, some have concluded that abortion is okay with God. In my theological training I recall...

Holy Irrationality

When I consider what Christ has done for me, and what He prompts me to do, I can come to only one conclusion: Jesus has made me irrational. Irrational prayer calls me to pray for people and things that I am not inclined to pray for, people...

A Mad Love

Remember the experience of picking teams in middle-school PE? I’ll take Matt! I’ll take Emily! I’ll take Rachel! I’ll take Aaron! For the first-draft kids, it was great. For the second-round kids, it was bearable. For the unchosen kids, it was...