Category Archives: Teaching and Meditations

Reflections on the Christian Life

EYES CLOSED AND EARS WIDE OPEN

(A Reflection on the Divisions in Our Society)  We have become used to reports of Jihadists driving vehicles into crowds of people. It’s happened prominently in France, Germany and Britain with tragic consequences. However, we were not prepared for a … Continue reading

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A COCKTAIL, A COMFY CHAIR AND A CROWN OF THORNS

Yesterday’s events in Manchester, England, reminded me of the following article which I wrote ten years ago in March 2007. They are a reflection on the futility of the suicide bomber, compared to the death of Him who knew exactly … Continue reading

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Malatya Remembered

One day in April of 2007 I was sitting in my office in Richmond when I received a call from a friend. “Some guys have been held hostage and we believe they may have been murdered. We don’t know who … Continue reading

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OUT OF EGYPT I CALLED MY SON

Reflections on Matthew chapter 2: 13-23 The Escape to Egypt 13 When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. … Continue reading

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KINGDOM TRANSFORMATION – A REFLECTION

In Luke 17:20 we find Jesus saying: The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your … Continue reading

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Divide

During a summer trip to Tennessee with the family we drove Interstate 81 down Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Along the way we passed the sign which states: “Extent of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed”. I pointed out to the kids that we … Continue reading

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A RESURRECTION MESSAGE

On Good Friday Jill and I took Sarah Grace on a journey to the cross. Our local church in Richmond designs a creative experience telling the story of Jesus’ last hours. On this occasion one of the final scenes shows … Continue reading

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