Did Jesus Really Pay It All? How the Perfect Wrongly Believe They Are Enemies of Christ

Image by Linda Bostrøm Jesus paid it all. All to Him I owe. Belting-out this classic and traditional hymn, hundreds jam-packed a local church for their annual Good Friday service to celebrate and reflect on the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Contemplative Christians pounding their chests and raising hands—some with bent knees and others with heads bowed—filled the room. As I stood amidst those singing through the service, a sense of unity... Read More

The Wonder of the Cross: Reflections on Nails, Wood, and Blood

Good Friday, a day when Jesus was nailed to the cross for us and our sins. Many wanted nothing to do with Him, His teachings, or the life to which He called others. His price was high. Long before crucifixion even was a possibility in the disciples minds, Christ asked them to take up their crosses. He wanted them to serve and sacrifice in such a radical way that society would either embrace or expel them. Such is what Christ endured and what we should... Read More

Is God Really An Old, Glowing, Bearded Man? How We See God Defines Everything

Worship transports me. While books and lofty notions illuminate His character and reveal various intellectual qualities of God, nothing connects and moves me to see God than in worship and song. While in the middle of worship recently, I saw within my mind the heavens open and the entire congregation was transported to the throne room of God. There, we stood, kneeled, sang, and raised hands to the one sitting on the throne. He was an eternal light... Read More

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