Pure in Heart

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. – Jesus As I meditated on this verse, one thing that stuck out very clearly to me is that God wants us to be pure in heart. In other words, Read More …

Compassion From the Heart

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. – Jesus One interesting thing about the Beatitudes is that many of them are about heart attitudes. I believe that it’s the same in this passage: the merciful are not those Read More …

God Wants You to Grieve

When we pretend that everything is okay and refuse to mourn or otherwise acknowledge our true emotions, can God truly bring healing? Does He fix something that we are trying to deny even exists? Read More …

Results That Last

I don’t know about you, but I want my life work to succeed and to last. I want it to remain long after I’m gone, continuing to bear good fruit. I would hate to discover that, shortly after I get Read More …

Don’t Be a Radical

I don’t want you to be a radical. Now, that may sound like a strange statement on a blog called “A Radical for Jesus”. Especially when I have no plans of changing the blog name anytime soon. But I still Read More …

The Significance of Christmas

It’s Christmas Day. We’re celebrating the coming of Jesus. The King of Kings who, though He was equal with God, and was God, laid aside His Heavenly splendor—even His very maturity—and came to earth, not even as a man, but Read More …

Sexual Abuse Recovery: Why We Help the Abuser and Shoot the Victims

It was a meal together after a funeral. I was sitting at a table with a couple of my great-uncles, and the conversation turned to dealing with sexual abusers. As we talked, it became clear that their first priority was Read More …