Thy Kingdom Come: The Son of Man and the Kingdom of Heaven

Matthew 16:28: “Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.” This verse has confused many a Christian, myself included, throughout the years. Jesus is speaking to his disciples immediately after Peter confesses him to be the Christ,Continue reading “Thy Kingdom Come: The Son of Man and the Kingdom of Heaven”

The Cost of Confessing Christ

Everything about Jesus inspired curiosity. Everyone had questions: “Where did he come from?” “How can he teach like that?” “How can he heal like that?” “How can he talk to the Pharisees like that.” The question that everyone wanted an answer for was, “Who is this guy?” Jesus puts the question to his disciples inContinue reading “The Cost of Confessing Christ”

A Bible Mistake? Two Dinners: Jews, Gentiles, And The Bread of Life

All of Jesus’ miracles are, well, miraculous. But some seem to invite more reflection than others. Two of the miracles that have always stood out to me are incredibly similar: the feeding of the five-thousand-plus and the feeding of the four thousand-plus. These have appealed to me both for their physical and spiritual import, butContinue reading “A Bible Mistake? Two Dinners: Jews, Gentiles, And The Bread of Life”

Two Big Dinners: Jews, Gentiles, and the Bread of Life

All of Jesus’ miracles are, well, miraculous. But some seem to invite more reflection than others. Two of the miracles that have always stood out to me are incredibly similar: the feeding of the five thousand-plus and the feeding of the four thousand-plus. These have appealed to me both for their physical and spiritual import,Continue reading “Two Big Dinners: Jews, Gentiles, and the Bread of Life”

Three Things to Remember on Election Day

As I have watched this political season (all ten billion years of it) unfold, I have been guilty of getting wrapped up in the debates, the mud-slinging, and the hand-wringing over the candidates, the Supreme Court, and the future of our nation. However, while in a reflective mood this morning after a conversation with friendsContinue reading “Three Things to Remember on Election Day”