Never The Same

He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. (Colossians 1:18b) It was the single most horrible day in the history of the world. On that day, the Savior of the world willingly gave up his life for rebels. God died. And yet, we...
For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. (Colossians 1:16)  When you look up at the sky, every galaxy you see was created and is sustained by...
What is baptism? Over the past few months, I have had the opportunity to work on a Baptism Handbook for my church. You won't be surprised to hear that there are a lot of different ideas about the meaning and significance of baptism. One illustration I have found helpful to...
Aldous Huxley, in his book Brave New World, describes a drink called Soma. It is a drug given to the people by the government. One realizes quickly that this drug represents a way to escape pain, discomfort, embarrassment, sadness, or anger and to enhance joy, arousal, and an overall...
Tony Reinke, in his book, “Competing Spectacles,” says we are hardwired with an unquenchable appetite to see glory. “Our hearts seek splendor as our eyes scan for greatness.” The longing to see greatness is not a flaw in our makeup — it’s intrinsically human. You were designed to marvel...