On Saturday, July 16, Luke Gabriel Bird died in a hiking accident in Chile. He was a midshipman in the United States Naval Academy. He is our son. Here are some reflections on his life, his faith, and his Lord.
Fading into Ordinary, Ragtag Christianity after Pentecost
After the big, splashy, exciting day of Pentecost in Acts 2, church life faded into the ordinary life of ragtag sinners encountering the God of the cross coming to them in seemingly unawesome ways. What can we learn from this?
Getting the “Still Small Voice” All Wrong
Is the "still small voice" of God a murmuring in your heart, a whisper of conscience, the Universe whispering to you? When we explore 1 Kings 19, that "voice" turns out to be very much like the Messenger and Word of the Lord.
Please Don’t Say These Six Things at My Funeral
I want the beginning of my funeral to be focused on Jesus, as well as the middle, the end, and every point in between.
My God, My God, Why Have You ______ Me? Rethinking Psalm 22:1
The Messiah is exiled from God on the cross as Israel was. Forsaken as Israel was forsaken. Cast away from Yahweh as Israel was. Why?