Tag Archives: reflections
Of Rainbows and Patience
Below is the final of seven devotionals I was asked to write for a group of Judson University students heading to India for a three-week May term missions trip several years back. I used a rainbow as a metaphor for … Continue reading
Why Do Christians Routinely Hide behind Masks?
Earlier this summer, I began posting devotionals I had written a few years back at the request of the leaders of a team of Judson University students traveling to India for a short-term missions project. The theme of the trip was the … Continue reading
“Money Is Evil . . .”
You’ve heard the sermons, too. You’ve heard preachers say that in the gospels Jesus speaks more about wealth, money, and how we handle it all than He does just about every other subject. “We live in the wealthiest nation in the … Continue reading
I Reek of My Father
This fourth devotional I wrote a few years back focused on humanity’s bearing what theologians refer to as the Imago Dei, or the image of God. It’s a powerful concept, one that should give those of us in leadership pause now … Continue reading
How’s Your Soul Today?
Any time I can bring my formal training in English to bear on anything related to worship and/or the Christian walk, I enjoy doing so–all truth being God’s truth. I wasn’t a huge fan of the essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson when … Continue reading
A Word for the Anxious
Today I offer the second of seven devotionals written several years ago for Judson students about to embark on a missions trip to India. The “80 wooded acres” is a phrase often used in the early days of Judson College to … Continue reading
On Spiritual Mirrors
May is often the season in which college students serve on teams doing various ministry work both domestically and internationally. At roughly this time last year, I was in Jamaica with the Judson University Choir, a life-changing experience for many of us. We had such … Continue reading