Our Journey to Christmas

Our Journey to Christmas

“Our Journey to Christmas” is an appropriate phrase to express the rich variety of feeling, belief, commitment, and theology associated with Christmas. In this Advent season, each of us is on a journey, but not all paths are equal. Your path might be taking you to...
Are you a beacon of hope in the world?

Are you a beacon of hope in the world?

When people look at your life, do they see hope? The majority of my career has involved college students who are preparing to enter the world. While educators hope students will give their best effort in the present, we also know and expect college students to be...
The Christmas Season: Peace, Joy, and Blessing?

The Christmas Season: Peace, Joy, and Blessing?

If you’ve watched the news, read the headlines, or scrolled through your social media feeds, you know this world is full of pain. And you’ve probably asked yourself, as I have, what do we do with all of this suffering and strife when Christmas is supposed to be a...
Christmas Break: 7 Things You Should Do at Home

Christmas Break: 7 Things You Should Do at Home

The Christmas holidays are probably my favorite time of the year. The good long break allows me to do a lot of different things. Of course, Christmas, along with Easter, represents a high and sacred point of the Christian calendar, so the celebration of our Lord‘s...
The Light of the World: He Spake by the Prophets

The Light of the World: He Spake by the Prophets

I mentioned in my last post that light and glory are key themes in the gospel of John. John describes the light and glory of God as a heavy, weighty thing. Why is that? John had in mind two scenes from the Old Testament. If you understand these, you’ll have a better...