We Preach Christ and Him Crucified

The Gospel is good news! Good news that there is hope, salvation, forgiveness, reconciliation, life, glory … for all of us.  Good news that we don’t have to do anything to get it, but that God is willing to freely give it to us. Why? Because we deserve it? Absolutely not! We are dead in…

Saul sees the Light

Consider the conversion of Saul of Tarsus, in Acts chapter 9. The first thing he sees is a light from heaven, brighter than the midday sun. The initial reaction of a Muslim friend of mine was to compare it to God’s revelation to Moses on Mount Sinai. I agree that this is a most obvious connection to…

King Ego

Yesterday I spent the majority of the day working with a homeless alcoholic we shall call Adam (fictitious name). Spending time with him, trying to get him into some shelter or hostel was not only eye-opening from the point of view of how others live, but enlightening concerning the underlying problems of the soul. Adam…