Promises and Faith

This a strange time and we don’t know what we’re dealing with.  We only partially understand COVID-19.  It’s like a much worse version of the flu.  What will the shutdowns do to our prosperity?   We’re reminded of the Spanish Flu pandemic over...

Advent 2019: Mothers of the Messiah

How a story begins shapes everything that follows. Consider A Christmas Carol: “Marley was dead, to begin with.” What better way for Charles Dickens to set the mood, shape readers’ expectations, and foreshadow the themes of his ghostly tale than with that eerie...

Believing Promises

It was a ruined world, that ancient place where Abraham lived. Harsh, perverse, power-hungry, violent, and rebellious. The Lord’s universal verdict put it pretty plainly: “The intention of man’s heart is evil from his youth” (Gen 8:21). It couldn’t have been more...