The Scriptures employ a wide scale of metaphors to capture the many facets of our relationship with God. If you consider them in a sort of ascending order, there is a noticeable and breathtaking progression. Down near the bottom of the totem pole...READ MORE
Either we wake to tackle our “to do” list, get things done, guided by our morals and whatever clarity we may at the moment have (both rather lacking to the need, I might add); or we wake in the midst of a dangerous Story, as God’s intimate ally,...READ MORE
"Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will be with child ..." (Luke 1:30)
No matter how troubled Mary was, her heart had been cultivated by faith, and she responded to the news with composure, dignity, and faith. She...READ MORE
I will find you.
No matter how long it takes, no matter how far—I will find you.
Nathaniel to Cora in The Last of the Mohicans
One of my favorite games growing up was "kidnapped and rescued." I know many little girls...READ MORE
I’ve always wondered why Jesus, having healed someone, would immediately tell them to keep quiet about it. After giving two blind men perfect vision, “Jesus warned them sternly, ‘See that no one knows about this’” (Matt. 9:30). Warned them...READ MORE
In my anguish and despair, I hit my knees and turn my face to Jesus again and again and again. My cries for help have been agonizing groans laden with self-loathing, accusation, and desperation. And God has met me. In the midst of overwhelming...READ MORE
There is the story of subduing the storm and immediately after, the encounter with Legion. In all three synoptic Gospels, these two stories are linked—a frightening storm, and then a frightening demoniac. In all three accounts, Jesus—who was...READ MORE
Jesus longs for you to come close to him. And he has been moving throughout all eternity, battling, suffering, dying, and triumphing to win your heart for himself. He wants to capture your heart as a response to his overwhelming love for you. ...READ MORE
After creating this stunning portrait of a total union, the man and woman becoming one, God turns the universe on its head when he tells us that this is what he is seeking with us. In fact, Paul says it is ...
Here in the final episode, the guys tackle the hardest question of all: do you like who you are becoming? Discover the secret of becoming the man you want to be: that no time is wasted, that you have a Father who loves you, and that if you don't...READ MORE
Every man has an Enemy, but few choose to face it. Those few are the ones who find life. This is the second-to-last episode of the Killing Lions video series!
There is nothing like adversity to expose what is inside a man's heart. Something as simple as a flat tire can offer opportunity for growth and learning the strength to handle our lives.
In this Killing Lions short, we see how true masculinity is a profoundly spiritual thing. In order to find a life with God, you have to find Him in the things you love and in responding to the world He created.
As our world becomes more and more complicated, it's easy to give up mastery on small levels. But when we realize we have given everything away it's time to take some things back into our own hands. The need to feel competent in our own lives is...READ MORE
In a world of cell phones, computer screens, and freeways our souls need places of restoration. The ocean, the open fields...the heart craves wilderness.