Digging Deeper

Dec 21 Advent Reflection: Hope

Hope “For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you? Indeed, you are our glory and joy” (1 Thess. 2:19-20). The day is drawing nigh. We have been waiting for the coming of our Lord, […]

Dec 20 Advent Reflection: Signs [And Some Breaking News!]

Signs “‘And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he […]

Dec 19 Advent Reflection: Doubt

Doubt “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (Heb. 11:1). An Open Letter to My Skeptic Friends Dear Friends, I am writing this letter to try to help you see where I am coming from when we debate and why I will likely never be able to satisfy your […]

Dec 18 Advent Reflection: Anxiety

Anxiety “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” (Mt. 6:34). Not too many months back a well-meaning man and his son knocked on my door, awkward, tracts in hand. Below is the conversation as I remember it. I don’t think […]

Dec 17 Advent Reflection: Fear

Fear “Jesus said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm” (Mt. 8:26). My four year-old Kezek calls it his “blankey.” My two year-old Ryser has just recently adopted the term. Charlie Brown’s best friend Linus […]