I Will Raise Him Up At The Last Day

Christ is risen! “Pie in the Sky thinking is bad!” Well, that’s what he insisted was true. He insisted that my claim that we should live our lives with an eternal perspective was wrong because he insisted I would neglect the “right now” for the “Pie in the sky.” Even the great poet Henry David Thoreau, on his deathbed, when asked if he had any thoughts about what comes next, famously said…

Is Not This the Carpenter’s Son?”

Christ is risen! A few years ago, I reconnected with a distant relative that was close to me and my family when I was a boy and a young man. He and I hadn’t spoken in decades, and he hadn’t kept up with the changes in my life. He thought I was still that impetuous Pentecostal boy that preached on the street and made outlandish claims about spiritual experiences all to wow…

Do Not Murmur Among Yourselves

Christ is risen! As I was studying what to write today, I wanted to look up the meaning of the word “murmur.” Do you know what popped up first in my research? Yep, heart murmurs. The sound your heart makes when it’s sick. I thought about this for a while and decided there was real wisdom here. When I am murmuring (think questioning or doubting or complaining), that’s the “sound” my soul…

They Thought They Knew Him

Christ is risen! It was both amusing and, yes, a bit hurtful. We were having an argument. It was one of those arguments that got real personal real fast. You know the kind of arguments between people who are family and think they really know each other well. Well, my relative did know me well a few decades ago but had really lost touch with me as I became a more mature…