The Christmas Commission

The Christmas Commission

Matthew’s gospel ends with an incredible sentence that is seldom fully appreciated: “And surely I am with you always, even to the very end of the age” (Matt 28:20). It comes at the conclusion of my absolute favourite scripture: The Great Commission: “Then Jesus...
Sons and daughters. Loved. Favoured.

Sons and daughters. Loved. Favoured.

I’ve been meditating on Matthew 3:17 a lot this year, how the Father says of Jesus at his baptism, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” This is before Jesus is recorded as doing anything remarkable. It is not transactional, but is based in...
Some Thoughts on Sabbath

Some Thoughts on Sabbath

I’ve been thinking it might be time for a Sabbath. Maybe it is simply the need of my soul for a new discipline of rest, maybe God stirring something bigger in our hearts collectively. Not sure yet. It keeps coming up in conversation. Maybe because of COVID-19, maybe...
3 Reasons I Love the Bible App

3 Reasons I Love the Bible App

I love taking my Bible to church. When I was a youth pastor, I would look for deals on Bibles in bulk and leave 30 or 40 on a table for youth to grab when the service began. We gave away more Bibles to new students than I can count, and given the opportunity, I would...