Servant Songs: Sermons for the Advent of Our Lord

There are no series of sermons that I enjoy preparing and preaching more than Christmas sermons. Filled with promise and infused with hope, Advent sermons seem to reenergize me every year. Perhaps even more so this year. This year–burdened with a desire to reignite hope in the lives of the Lord’s people–I am preaching from … More Servant Songs: Sermons for the Advent of Our Lord

Send Your Light

Psalm 43:3 (CSB): Send your light and your truth; let them lead me.Let them bring me to your holy mountain,to your dwelling place. I came across this prayer written by Karl Barth circa 1960. It reminds me of two things. First, though the world progresses, the needs of humanity never change. Second, though the needs … More Send Your Light

When Angels Laugh

One of the joys of researching the life of a famed theologian is that, after spending much time interacting with their work, you begin to notice characteristics of their personality. Those close associates and students who have written about the life and work of Karl Barth have indicated that one of the greatest characteristics of … More When Angels Laugh

Monday Morning Reflections: Blessed are the Mourners

Currently I am preaching through the Sermon on the Mount in a series I have titled “Authentic: Living the Genuine Christian Life in a Disingenuous World.” I have preached through the Sermon on the Mount before, but this times seems different. Perhaps it is the rapidly changing world stage or the more subtle undercurrent of a … More Monday Morning Reflections: Blessed are the Mourners

A brief review of “Living and Active” by Telford Work (ch. 1)

Telford Work’s Living and Active: Scripture in the Economy of Salvation  is a constructive, systematic work of immense breadth that is rarely seen today. Work has sought to construct a theology of Scripture founded upon the Trinity in an effort to avoid the personalism of liberal bibliology and the vapidity of a perceived static Fundamentalism. Central to … More A brief review of “Living and Active” by Telford Work (ch. 1)