Jesus, the Fourth Man in the Fire

Jesus, the Fourth Man in the Fire

Nebuchadnezzar raised a ninety-foot-tall golden image in the plain of Dura, in Babylon. As kings tend to do, he proclaimed his creation to be holy. He commanded his subjects to bow in worship or suffer death in a fiery furnace. For most Babylonians, it was an easy...
Following Jesus Without a Map

Following Jesus Without a Map

For me, following Jesus means that I work a day job, (for which I am very thankful). My morning and evening commutes, however, are the most challenging 25 to 60 minutes of my day. This week I set up a phone application that checks the current traffic. I press a...
Cloudy with a Chance of Obedience

Cloudy with a Chance of Obedience

Though we don’t know the exact numbers, most scholars agree that several million Hebrews followed Moses out of Egypt. The Lord led them with a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night, (Exodus 13:21). When the Egyptian army pursued them, the cloud moved behind the...
Giving God Permission to Work

Giving God Permission to Work

One of the most inaccurately quoted scriptures in the Bible is found in the eighth chapter of Paul’s Letter to the Romans. It’s misrepresented on bumper stickers; it’s crocheted into wall hangings. Worst of all, it’s mumbled as an empty condolence to those who are...