“I Thirst”: More Here Than Meets The Eye

Among the seven last statements of Jesus recorded in the gospels is one that, at first glance, seems almost insignificant.  Shortly before his death...

“My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?”

In my last post, we looked at one of the last of Jesus’ seven statements. Today, we look at the one statement that is, for many, the most moving,...

“Father, Forgive Them …”

I have been with dozens of people as they were approaching death. A person’s dying words sometimes simply express his or her needs: “Could you...

What Should Be Done About ISIS?

I have had several of you write me regarding Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly’s call for pastors to speak about ISIS (click here to see the...

It Was Not a Silent Night

In 1816, an Austrian priest named Josef Mohr wrote the words to a Christmas carol for his own congregation, to be sung on Christmas Eve: “Silent...

Mary, Full of Grace

My new Advent book, Not a Silent Night, looks at Jesus through the eyes of Mary.  Chapter one begins at the end of Mary’s life and each successive...

A Defining Moment

In the last few posts, we’ve been looking at Christmas through Mary’s eyes. We began by considering Mary’s perspective on Christmas...

The Piercing of Mary’s Soul

About fifteen years before Mary’s death, she watched her son die. It was the day we now call Good Friday, but to Mary there was nothing...

The Hope of Resurrection

At the Church of the Resurrection each year in December, we hold a special worship service for everyone who lost a loved one that year. We recognize...

Christmas Through Mary's Eyes

Can you believe that Advent begins in four weeks?  What will your church or small group study for the Advent season this year that will help you...

Three Short Video Clips From Wesley's England

During the last few weeks, I’ve been publishing excerpts from my new book, Revival, which focuses on the life and faith of John Wesley and how his...

Charles Wesley and the Music of the Wesleyan Revival

I’ve blogged recently about John Wesley’s life and faith, which is the subject of my new book, Revival. ...

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