Look at the Moon (His Word Endures Forever)

It was several weeks ago that I got assigned my first “speaking” role in Good News Club. I stood in front of about 60 elementary kids, heart pounding, to teach the memory verse for the week. “Let’s read it together,” I said. “The sum of your word is truth…” they began …

Bible Bee 2016 Nationals | Recap

Well, I’m finally back! If you weren’t here for my last post, I took a hiatus due (mostly) to studying for Bible Bee, which was a couple weeks ago  (If you don’t know what the Bible Bee is, it’s a local and national competition centered around studying and memorizing the …

On Choice and the Unborn

Seventeen years and nine-odd months ago, something happened in my mom’s womb. A piece of my mom collided with a piece of my dad, and something new came into being. Someone new.  In that moment, I became more than two infinitesimal pieces of tissue. In that moment, I was alive, I …

Children of God

“See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are…” (1 John 3:1a) “See how great a love.”  In and of themselves the words are stunning.  They were some of the first words from the Bible that …

Incarnation

//In my study of 1 John 1, one of things that struck me the most was the awesome truth of what it meant for God to become human in the form of Christ.  I wrote a whole article on it; and then I realized I could probably say it better …

Love, Death, and Glory

What is glory? I wonder if the disciples ever asked that question. Maybe not at first. When they saw six jars of water transform into wine, I think it would have seemed quite clear. Even when Christ told the glory-seeking Jews that he didn’t receive glory from men; that He …

I Am the Vine

This is the last of the seven I Am statements in John. It’s also my last post before the Bible Bee locals test on Saturday. Throughout John, Jesus has revealed more and more of who He is.  He is the Word, God incarnate.  He is the Life, shining into the …

I Am the Good Shepherd

“The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.”  The psalm is such a beautiful, timeless portrayal of the Lord’s love and care for His children – from the green pastures and quiet waters to rod and the staff to the overflowing cup.  The author was king David himself; a …