Who is forgiveness really for? Is it for the sinner or the wounded? I have been contemplating this a lot lately as I deal with my personal grief over losing a parent. Also, the feelings of resentment and other feelings that are kept bottled up inside Is the act of … ∞

Why we need postmillenialism

End times are good times I’m sure that many of us have exchanged pleasantries with eschatology over the last few years. I remember many blog posts, YouTube videos, and comment sections that were inundated with a conversation surrounding whether or not the Covid-19 vaccine was the mark of the beast, … ∞

He descended into Hell

Last semester, I was given the opportunity to choose to write on the topic of my choosing regarding the Creeds and Confessions of the Christian church. As a result I chose to write on Christ’s descent into hell, obviously an easy one to think about. And while this is a … ∞

Do Not Covet

We want what we don’t have Since the dawn of time humanity has desired things that others have, or things that they are not allowed to have. All that it takes is to read the first three chapters of Genesis to recognize this fatal flaw. Although it’s difficult to imagine … ∞

Power of Sacrifice.

Our dog detested being shackled. When he is bound, he will fight tooth and nail to break free. Even though the chain is piercing his neck severely, he won’t let go until he is free of the thing he despises. Oh, see how a typical dog struggles for liberty. Sir, … ∞


He is dead.  This was the second sentence of the sermon that was preached at our friend Henry’s funeral earlier this year. Henry had died by suicide. The words crashed into me like a ton of bricks nearly knocking the wind out of me as I sat in the back … ∞

The Need for Faith

Romans 4:1-5 1 What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, discovered in this matter? 2 If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about—but not before God. 3 What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited … ∞

Dear John 3

The following letter is the first installment in what will be a series of letters to JohnCalvin. These “Dear John letters” are meant to speak for those who are wrestling withwhether to stay in the Christian Reformed church or divorce the church that they’veloved. Rather than trying to solve theological … ∞

Do you love suffering?

It’s fair to say that I don’t enjoy suffering. It makes you uncomfortable, confronts andcreates insecurities you never grasped, and forces you to come to grips with the evil in the world. At times, our suffering reveals the necessity for retribution or reward. Over the last ten years (but let’s … ∞

Boundaries (part 3)

Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend Boundaries “When to Say YES When to Say NO To Take Control of Your Life” What is Insight My Boundaries John and Henry used the story /parable of a good Samaritan (p.36 – 37) to illustrate how we (Christians) sometimes are caught up … ∞

A God of Listening

As I write, in January 2023, I am in Al Amana Center in the Sultanate of Oman for a one-month internship. It has been overwhelming to be exploring a new culture not knowing whethermy behavior is proper twenty-four seven hours a day. I have attended many activities here andexplored the … ∞