Easter weekend has ended, but the spirit of the season remains. Christ is risen INDEED!, and that’s reason to celebrate. As I was perusing Facebook statuses and Tweets over Easter weekend, a few Easter e-cards made me chuckle. 1) The first, a depressing reality for many American Christians – who do you know who had… Continue reading Top 3 Easter Tweets from My Peeps
What’s so good about Good Friday? For me, warm fuzzy feelings don’t accompany the gruesome reminder of Christ being beaten, flogged, and crucified for my sin. I know there are lessons to be learned from the cross, but the sole reason I’m able to make it through the dark nights that follow Jesus’ crucifixion is… Continue reading Good Friday: Jesus’ Crucifixion & Josh French’s Funeral
My friend Josh French, who was on my “brother floor” during our freshman year at Wheaton (2007-2008), died in a tragic car accident last Saturday, while he was on his way to visit his wife in Kansas City, Missouri. Josh inspired me every day with the passion he had for life. Whenever I saw him,… Continue reading Tribute to Josh French: All Day I Dream About Soccer
Let’s be real: Jesus is the most epic human who ever walked the earth. He performed miracles on an almost-daily basis, including giving sight to the blind, casting out demons, healing the sick, memorizing the entire Torah (some would say this is a miracle), walking on water (definitely a miracle), making paralytics move, raising people… Continue reading Is the Holy Spirit a Fair Trade for Jesus?
When I heard the news about the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, that left 27 children and a gunman dead (at the time of most recent reports), I was on my way to a Christianity Today staff Christmas luncheon. I didn’t feel quite right celebrating at such a time as… Continue reading Connecticut School Shooting: Love is a Weapon Against Darkness
It’s Easter Monday, and another Easter Sunday has come and gone. However, as Atlanta pastor Louie Giglio said in an eloquent Tweet today, a “Happy Easter!” is still in order : RT @louiegiglio: “Just checked: the tomb is still empty, death defeated, the grave overwhelmed.” Also, USA Today’s cover story from over the weekend featured… Continue reading Easter Monday: keeping the faith and playing with peeps
As one of my friends wrote on Facebook, “Yep, Jesus died and was risen three days later as a white rabbit that delivers eggs to small children around the world.” Not exactly, but his sarcasm contains hints of truth – Jesus came to give us life abundantly, and while an Easter basket is only a… Continue reading Easter Sunday: HE IS RISEN!