John 18:28 really annoys me

“Then they took Jesus from Caiaphas to the governor’s headquarters. It was early morning. They did not enter the headquarters themselves; otherwise they would be defiled and unable to eat the Passover.” I think it would be easy to just take this verse and be annoyed or angry at the soldiers and temple police forContinue reading “John 18:28 really annoys me”

How Peter Would Have Reacted to the Empty Tomb… by Decade

As Easter is upon us, I thought about what Peter, who ran this far to the tomb after hearing Jesus was no longer in it, would say if it were recent decades. With mixed feelings of confusion, doubt, and maybe excitement and wonder, here are a few guesses for each decade. 1950s… 1960s… 1970s… 1980s…Continue reading “How Peter Would Have Reacted to the Empty Tomb… by Decade”

Merry Christmas from Out of the Wilderness!

I was driving around town the other day and came across a holiday-inspired home and thought it would be the perfect picture to post on Christmas. So here it is: Nothing says Merry Christmas like lights, music, and Charlie Brown. But let’s also remember the true “reason for the season,” the birth of Jesus. HeContinue reading “Merry Christmas from Out of the Wilderness!”

Contrary to popular belief, no politician can ever save us

I was working on a different post (my favorite U2 songs) and started writing about “Where the Streets Have No Name.” As I wrote, and then watched U2’s Super Bowl halftime performance I was flooded with thoughts. I’m trying to write them down now but mostly I can’t shake the thought that no politician, noContinue reading “Contrary to popular belief, no politician can ever save us”