The Outsider King

The birth of Jesus is the ultimate outsider moment in history. We’ve long since dressed it up with tinsel and lights, making it something merry, pretty and popular. We celebrate with gaiety, food, song, gifts and warm, crackling fireplace fires. In the process, we’ve divorced ourselves from the starker, darker reality of the actual event,…

2011 Best Of — My Personal List

Everybody does it this time of year, right? So here’s my random, highly subjective list of non-sequiturs, both meaningful and meaningless. Drumroll please…. Best “I Must Have Been Hiding in A Musical Cave for The Last 6 Years” Discovery: Coldplay’s Fix You Best Cool Update That Wasn’t: iOS 5 Minus Siri on My iPhone 4. Best…

Birth & Disgrace

To give birth, one must lose their dignity. Have you considered that? We cry out for the Lord to birth something into our families, our lives, our churches, yet we prefer the sanctity of our personal space to the mess and noise which almost always accompany the release of life. A woman in labor is…

Prize Pack Contest Winners Announced!

First of all, thanks to everyone for playing. Since (re)releasing The Book of Names  in May, 2011, then Corus a month later, and Song of Unmaking in October, I’ve barely been able to engage in any real promotional efforts. Plus, as many of you know, I was waaaay behind on developing a meaningful Facebook connection…

The Work of the Spirit

Reprinted from the sermon archives of the late Bible teacher, Ray Stedman: The passage known as the Upper Room Discourse in the gospel of John 13-17 takes us into the intimate thoughts of Jesus just before His crucifixion. Some have called this the “Holy of Holies” of Scripture. That is, if you think of Scripture…