Home for the Holidays

Tammy and I, along with our two boys, spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with Tammy’s family. On Boxing Day, we traveled to my parents’ home to spend the rest of our Christmas vacation with my family. Yet, the homes to which we traveled were vastly different—At Tammy’s parents, we stayed at the house in […]

The Church’s Closing Ceremonies

Last night, I watched the closing ceremonies of the Rio Olympics. I always hate to see the Olympics close. I love the Summer Olympics—swimming, basketball, track and field, and, even rowing. But, as they say, all good things must come to an end. I love the church of my Lord. Yes, she is an imperfect […]

Where are the Dead?

Where are the dead? Are they buried in a cemetery? No, they aren’t: “The body apart from the spirit is dead” (James 2:26). Are they in heaven or hell? No, they aren’t: “No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man” (John 3:13). No human being resides in […]

My Medal

We have been watching as athletes from all over the world converged upon Rio. In many cases, athletes had toiled tirelessly in hopes that they might stand on a platform and receive a medal in recognition of their labor. I cannot imagine the pride one must feel as he receives a medal and hears his […]