Between Two Trees: Oldie but Goodie…

As a pastor, I’ve heard a lot of excuses “why” someone doesn’t want to visit a church, my favorite is “man, you all are so old-fashioned, so old school and judgmental”. Oh, to be hip, modern, and of course not “judgmental”. Recently, I got a lot of push back and...

Between Two Trees: Hidden

Everyone has played a variation of the childhood game “Hide & Seek” at least once… it is played by every culture all across the world. In Nigeria, it’s called ‘oro’, in Ecuador it’s ‘escandidas’, in Bolivia ‘tuja’, and in ancient Greece ‘kryfto’. The rules are...

Between Two Trees: Separated

It’s difficult to wrap your mind around, but we were not created for pain and suffering. This is why the unexpected death of a loved one or a malefic disease like cancer is so hard to fathom… after all a ‘Loving God’ would not do that, right? God intended for us to be...

Between Two Trees: Into the Light

Like all languages, pay enough attention and patterns emerge distinct contours common to all who use the grammar, and the language of death is no different. As Jesus and the disciples found themselves face to face with one so comfortable with the language of death he...

Just one thing more…

Just one choice If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are...

Between Two Trees: Darkness

The world would say: It’s all about a “Life Well-Lived” isn’t it?We want to be thought of well in the hearts and minds of those left behind… to have people reflect and speak highly of your character.One of Socrates’ most famous proclamations, is found in Apology 38a. ...