The Worth of a Woman

Although I was going to write on a different topic, when I looked at my calendar and saw that this post would be uploaded on International Women’s Day (March 8th) I decided to focus my post on women, more specifically, on the worth of a woman.  However, my hope in … ∞

What Equals Love?

What equals love? Well, if you asked Jesus I think he would say something like laying your life down for your friends (John 15:13). If you asked Paul, he’d define it this way: “Love is patient and kind; rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes … ∞

In His Strength

I’m tired.  I’m angry.  I’m lonely.  I’m overwhelmed.  I’m afraid. Have you spoken, or even thought any of these words over the past months, weeks, or days?  Well, if you have you’re not alone.  And it’s easy to get caught up in the raging storm, especially when it’s so long, … ∞

We Come

the sun lays its rays on mortal foundations embracing all no matter what station warming us close accepted, we come with songs of life and love our hearts turned over; now gentle doves processed through suffering; we become affirmed by the Son blessings for those whose struggles we know both … ∞

May Interpretation Flow like Water: Finding Valid Interpretations of Scripture

Enter any classroom filled with Juniors at a Christian College and say one thing: “Jeremiah 29:11.” Groaning, shouting, and gnashing of teeth are sure to ensue: “Put it in context!” “That passage doesn’t mean what people think it does!” I was among this cohort, and to an extent, they’re correct: … ∞

Considering what’s grotesque: two poems with an essay

A poem about pornography and another about rape – not exactly your usual Kerux fare. Somehow, pastoral odes and free-verse reflections on mundanity’s beauty seem more attuned to a seminary journal. However, upon reading these two poems, the editors of Kerux found themselves intrigued. Despite their reservations, perhaps, just maybe, … ∞

A Vision in the Holy City

Last night I lay a-sleepingThere came a dream so fair,I stood in old JerusalemBeside the temple there.I heard the children singing,And ever as they sang,Me thought the voice of angelsFrom heaven in answer rangMe thought the voice of angelsFrom heaven in answer rang.Jerusalem! Jerusalem!Lift up your gates and sing,Hosanna in … ∞