The Divine Portrait of Love

Whenever preachers get up to speak about the topic of love, they usually go to passages like 1 Corinthians 13. They are apt to do so — for there, under the Spirit's design and influence, the apostle Paul gives the Christian the most complete view of love we've ever been given. The chapter covers all the facets of love, leaving us to forever plumb the deep meanings of this beautiful passage.

Your God’s Too Big

Nine days. For nine days our pet German Shepherd/Retriever mix named Chloe was lost to us. I should've seen it coming, though. We moved from an area in West Palm Beach, Florida that provided more than enough property Chloe to sprint and play and dig (I hated that part). Chloe didn't take well to the sights and sounds and smells of the new place — so much so, that she dug under the fence and scampered off.

The Irony of Joyless Christianity

Alanis Morissette’s “Ironic” has sort of become a pop-culture punch line at this point. The irony isn’t lost on this track as, despite it’s title, there’s almost no irony to be found in its lyrics. Some have delved much too deep into the meaning of this song, but their efforts at philosophizing a shallow ’90s song have proved unfruitful in the endeavor to find some semblance of irony.

When God Closes the Door & Shuts the Windows

The drum of Scripture continually beats a theme that, unless consciously and carefully observed, will go largely unnoticed. Some portions of the inspired Word speak to this theme louder than others. Others require a vigilant reading between-the-lines interpretation to decipher what the Lord’s telling us. I am, of course, referring to the theme of God’s upside-down economy.