Under the Vine and Fig Tree

Under the Vine and Fig Tree

For the first time in our 43 years of married life, Michael and I have a back yard. Well, that’s not completely true if you count a graveyard as a yard. Early on we lived as caretakers of a cemetery and looked out at a field of gravestones. But I never considered that...
Take and Eat

Take and Eat

Do you ever find yourself jolted when you recognize a new connection between the Old and New Testament? Over the last few years the idea that the Bible tells one story has become more pervasive in popular theology. As Tim Keller states in Counterfeit Gods (pg. 36): We...
Truth and Love: Paul the Pastor

Truth and Love: Paul the Pastor

I’ve been working through the book of 1 Thessalonians for a Bible Study and was deeply impressed by the way this letter describes Paul’s pastoral ministry.  I was moved to tears as I considered his relationship to this group of believers. Acts 17 describes Paul...
Where is the King?

Where is the King?

If you follow Christian news, you have probably heard the term “deconstruction” being used to describe the behavior of some high-profile believers who have walked away from their faith. Miriam-Webster defines deconstruction as “the analytic examination of something...