Put on Christ

A couple of years ago I attended an executive development leadership program. An interesting component of the training was a psychological profile intended to highlight each of our individual strengths and weaknesses, specifically pertaining to leadership. Of course every person has a combination of both strengths and weaknesses. That is true today and has been […]

Two Veils in Exodus

There are two completely different veils found in the book of Exodus, both of which have implications for us as New Testament believers in Christ. The first is found in chapter 26 as God is giving instruction for construction of the tabernacle. Here God prescribes a veil woven of blue, purple, and scarlet thread to […]

Glory of the Savior

My wife is beautiful. I’m not. One Biblical analogy that I don’t think I’ve ever fully appreciated is the comparison of the Church to a bride. I do appreciate the analogy for the way I am to relate to my bride as Christ relates to the church. In that regard I think the “Jesus to […]


Movie quotes are frequently bandied about our house. The Princess Bride is a frequent source of quotes. Anyone who quotes The Princess Bride has to utter the word, “inconceivable.” After kidnapping the Princess, criminal mastermind Vizzini is so assured of the success of his plan he continually assures his henchmen that every problem they foresee […]


Everything that can be shaken will be shaken from within Better have your house in order when the shakin’ begins I’m so old I got a metal slinky for Christmas, remember the U.S. bicentennial celebration (barely),  and had to choose between Carter and Ford in an elementary school mock election. As was typical of a […]

Wax On Wax Off

If you’ve seen the 1984 film The Karate Kid, the title ‘Wax On Wax Off” makes perfect sense to you. For those unfortunate, uncultured few who have never seen it, let me explain. Daniel, a bullied teen, meets Mr. Miyagi, a handyman who happens to be a martial arts expert. Miyagi agrees to teach Daniel […]

Time to Start Your Harvest

I grew up on an Iowa farm, and that experience gave me a real understanding of the cycle of planting, cultivating, and harvesting. While I understood the process in terms of agriculture, somehow I kind of missed the spiritual reality that Jesus taught through His seed and harvest metaphors. During the process of planting and […]