As far as we know, there was nothing particularly noteworthy about this ordinary desert bush until God made it into something special.
Sometimes it happens that way.
One of the challenges every pastor has is to present God’s word in a way that is relatable to people in their everyday context. It requires the skill of cultural exegesis—learning the nuances of a culture in order to accurately […]
Holly and I have settled into an unofficial practice that accompanies our television viewing: we often find ourselves rating the promises we see onscreen. You know on a cop show when there’s a brutal killing, and the detective assigned to […]
I had that “I’m so out of touch these days” feeling recently when I learned that “tbh” in Instagram context didn’t actually mean what I thought it did. Pre-social media, when one began a statement with “to be honest,” it […]
In an episode of the TV dramedy Sports Night, wisecracking white sports anchor Dan Rydell (Josh Charles) is being reprimanded by his loving-yet-taciturn African American boss, Isaac Jaffe (the great Robert Guillaume), when Dan tries to defend his point of […]
I recently learned that my maternal grandfather, a pastor who planted churches in Korea and founded a Korean American immigrant church in the United States, regularly conveyed these words of guidance to his own children: “Enjoy life.” It was with […]