We were horrified at the news from Sri Lanka this past Sunday, where terrorists affiliated with ISIS bombed Christian churches during their Easter services. The pictures of a statue of Jesus, splattered with worshippers' blood, was especially appropriate & symbolic (Colossians 1:24 (NET): "Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and I fill up … Continue reading From CT: “Biblical Responses to Sri Lanka’s Easter Bombings”
Last night, my wife gave the following testimony at Crikvenica. (Posted with her permission.) This morning, the most awful thing happened to me. Oh, I smiled pleasantly, and acquiesced, but in my soul, I wanted to crawl under a rock and hide. What was this awful thing? Mladin asked me to share my testimony with … Continue reading Beth’s Testimony
Last night (Friday night), BIZG and our Center for Biblical Research joined with Biblija365 to present a public reading of scripture for Good Friday. It was a beautiful event, with classical guitar & vocals accompanying the reading. At the event, I was struck by how we weren't very good at Good Friday in American churches; … Continue reading Good Friday / Dark Saturday Thoughts
Matthew 5.43-48: You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain … Continue reading Arthur Brooks & Simon Sinek
Today, among the ashes we wait. ... Tomorrow we celebrate, For he has risen, And everything is changed.
Donald Trump makes me sick. So do Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Mayor Pete, Beto the furry, and the rest of the dwarves. So does Chuck Schumer. Nancy Pelosi. Cocaine Mitch. Rush Limbaugh? PUKE. And don't get me started on Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Joe Scarborough, ... Rick Wilson? Jonah Goldberg? The Bulwark? A pox … Continue reading Things that Make Me Miserable
I am traveling today (by train, a new experience for me) to Vukovar, a city on the Croatian side of the Danube River, across the river from Serbia. There I will participate in (and speak to) the annual conference of the Churches of Christ in Croatia. Vukovar is famous because of its recent history; here … Continue reading On My Way to Vukovar