Exclusivity There’s a desire in all little boys and girls to be exclusive. From the first fort my older brother and I built in our backyard, we were already thinking about how we might exclude girls from our establishment of twigs and branches. My first sports experience taught me that there can only be […]
Unconditional Love I had an atheist man send me a message not long ago. He was asking a question about the nature of God. He said, “since God is unconditional love that means he cannot NOT love us, so…” Then he went on to ask his question. His question wasn’t even about God’s unconditional […]
Sexism. Not long ago I was having a conversation with a young man about Jesus. He was not at all impressed with my savior and he was letting me know about it. He claimed that Jesus was sexist. I tried to get clarification, but there was hardly any available. He had heard somewhere that […]
Social Status. In Greek and Roman religion, the gods were flawed in many ways. They were often selfish, distractible, and even childlike. If you wanted to be heard by one of the gods, it was going to cost you something. You couldn’t just pray in any location. Sure you might have a shrine in […]
Racism I recently received a message from a young man asking a question that I found difficult to answer. In light of all of the racially charged police violence, he wanted to know why the church wasn’t doing anything to fix the problem. Honestly, I wasn’t sure how to respond. I told him that […]
Where Are You From? Most people think that success in certain industries can only happen in certain places. Think of New York, Nashville, and Los Angeles. If you want to be a top notch musical stage actor, New York is the place to be. This is so true that the street where these stage […]
Shattered Image? What do Jim Caviezel, Ewan McGregor, Christian Bale, Diogo Morgado, and Henry Ian Cusick all have in common? If you said, “they are all handsome, you’d be right, but that’s not the only aspect of commonality that they share. Maybe this will give you a clue. Read these verses from Isaiah 53, written about […]
His Kingdom Will Be Like… Do you remember your childhood? If it was like mine, it was a magical time. Summer breeze would swirl over the creek where we played. My brothers and I would run barefoot through the piney woods and climb tall oaks whose branches dipped generously low. We built fort after fort as […]
Focus On The Kingdom I was burned out like a piece of bread in a jammed toaster. I had been in church for years and even worked as a full-time minister. None-the-less, the fire had gone out for me, and I was still smoking with bitterness and frustration. I was confident that I was […]
A Believable King Early depictions of Jesus are my favorite. In art that appears in the first few centuries after his life, Jesus was depicted as a working man. Specifically, he’s painted, or cast in mosaic as a shepherd holding a young ewe over his shoulders. He’s dressed in the blue collar of that […]
He Will Be King Jesus is going to be King. More directly, Jesus is going to be your king. You’ve probably seen the gilded paintings of him with his velvety hair, feminine features, and gaunt pasty completion. Don’t blame the artists, they’re working from a frail and lopsided depiction of Jesus that hardly represents […]
I awoke in the dark. A mine shaft or a dried well, or some mysterious place impervious to the scourge of time and reason and light. My mind was electric as it met my body. One strand of strange magic, a noise in the dark, a crackle in a forbidden forest, and I came alive. […]
When they arrived Drake ran and hugged the King. His joy had no end. He knew the King’s stories so well that he felt like he was already a friend. The King Said, “Welcome, Everyone, to the Land of Light. You’re all here because you believed. It is more wonderful than anything you’ve ever concieved.” […]
The kids watched through the window as the sticky icky mud was left behind. The train rumbled and roared as it climbed and climbed. Magically their clothes became instantly clean. They giggled and laughed as the train steamed. “I can’t wait to see the King,” Drake said, after they had been riding for a while. […]
They all rushed to the conductor while Mervill checked that he had no stain. The conductor pulled from his pocket tickets for the train. Josh whistled and said. “Wow those are bright.” The conductor said, “Everyting shines that comes from the Land Of Light. These tickets are for those who have believed.” When Mervill didn’t […]
This series is ongoing. Until our next chapter is posted, you might like INFINITE TOMORROW.
“Boy come here at once,” The enormous man said. I’d never seen anyone so impressive. From where he sat atop his steed, he looked like a giant. His horse snorted, which splattered the foam from around his mouth. I stepped forward. The shield which was strapped to his back caught the glint of the sun. […]
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My sword looked like someone had taken a bite out of the metal. I couldn’t call the edge “a blade” anymore. “I thought that iron was indestructible,” I said as I held the warped weapon in front of my face. “Iron flows like water,” Rabbi Rasp said. One eyebrow raised so high it threatened to leave […]
Drake continued to teach Josh about the Land of Light. Josh was so excited he gathered other to hear Drake’s plight. Drake taught them what he knew, and told the story of what he had seen. He explained that they could all go to the Land of Light even though they weren’t clean. “You can […]
He found that not everyone was happy to see him, since many had been hit by a mud pie. Yet, he watned to help others like the King had done, so he kept looking for those who would let him try. He came across a boy named Josh, who was burried in the stuborn slop. […]
As Drake cranked the handle on the device, a voice came from the story machine. “When the King visited Mudville, he helped many people even though they were’nt clean. He told them about the Land Of Light. He searched for people who needed his help each day and every night.” “All you must do to […]
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