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More on Silence

Guard your steps as you go to the house of God and draw near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools; for they do not know they are doing evil. Do not be hasty in word or…

Who Am I to Judge

But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you regard your brother with contempt? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. For it is written, “As I live, says the Lord,…

Thoughts on Diversity

Even a simple review of history reveals that the cultural norm is for one group or another to dominate everyone else, with little tolerance for different systems of belief or forms of behavior. The only clear exception I can find…

Another Kind of Silence

My relationship with God has been marked by times of intimacy and times of distance, times of clarity and times of obscurity. And I’ve found that whether He’s near or far has little to do with how or what I’m…

A Christian Vision for the Arts

I am a Christian, a man who trusts in Jesus Christ for his salvation. And I am an artist, an admittedly unpracticed painter who is guilty of largely forsaking his art for other pursuits. Though I’ve always known that I…

Fellowship as Community

“So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls. They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.…

How I See God

God has revealed Himself, both by reflection in the creation and by revelation in the Scriptures, to be omniscient, omnipresent, all wise, transcendent, immanent yet unknowable, holy, loving, just, eternal, infinite, all powerful. Everything that is true of Him is…