The Servant and the Master

The Servant and the Master

I buckled my son into his seat and set him up with a video game that I hoped would hold his attention for most of the flight. With the boy thoroughly distracted I pulled the Bible from my carry-on bag and thought to myself, “If the video game does its job, I’ll have...
Daddy, Why a Lamb?

Daddy, Why a Lamb?

When I was ten years old, our Sunday School leader told us a story about a lamb. Harold had just learned of his mother’s death and he wanted to tell us of a very important experience he had with her. He began, “How many of you have a puppy or a kitty?” We raised our...
King of the Jews

King of the Jews

If you were asked to name your favorite novel, song, movie, or TV show, you would probably respond with the title of each one. My own answers, for example, would be: Unbroken, “Gesù Bambino,” The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and ESPN Films’ 30 for 30. I doubt many of us...
Jesus: A Friend to Thieves

Jesus: A Friend to Thieves

There are moments in Christian ministry when we are the recipients of our Lord’s special ministry to us. I preface my own such encounter with the Lord by referencing Matthew 25:39, “Lord, when did I see you in prison?” God’s call to ministry came to me in an unusual...
Pivot Point

Pivot Point

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17, ESV). The death and resurrection of Jesus is not a story told to teach us something. It is not a fable or wishful thinking. It is not...