Three Brief Reflections on Reformation Day

Today is an important day. It’s Reformation Day, the day that sparked the Protestant Reformation in Europe. In fact, it’s the 500th anniversary of the day, October 31, 1517, when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenburg church, challenging several unbiblical doctrines and practices of the established Roman Catholic church…

Rescuing Little Ones with Jesus-like Love

I’m preparing to lead a discussion later this month on abortion as part of our summer Culture & Theology series at Grace Chapel. In my research, I ran across this article on Biblical Ethics in the ESV Study Bible. Here’s a snippet of that article discussing abortion in early Christian literature. Against the bleak backdrop of…

Five Reasons We Want to Be Foster Parents

My wife wrote earlier this week that we are starting the process to become foster parents. She said, “We are both well aware of the children out there who are abused and neglected, and in need of good, loving homes who can teach them about Jesus as well as care for and protect their little…

Foster Kids, Joseph, and Jesus

Before I was a pastoral intern at my church, I worked for the Department of Health and Human Services in Omaha. Though the work was not always a delight, God grew my heart for abused and neglected children. He grew my heart to help these kids–not to help them overcome past hurts with therapy or…

Notable Links

I wanted to drop some links here that I’ve read or listened to lately but haven’t mentioned.  Enjoy. Sermons Matt Chandler – Sex (Parts 1-3) John Piper – God So Loved the World, Part 1 |  God So Loved the Word, Part 2 Blogs Blink – Don’t Take Dating Advice From Christianity Today Team Kollar…

Mark Richt’s Family and Adoption

Here’s a great story that ESPN ran last week about Mark Richt, head Georgia football coach, and his family’s adoption of two children from Ukraine.