Well friends, we’re all one week into the national emergency due to the COVID-19 virus. How y’all doing? I’m sure the answers are all over the board. And our answers say much about us — things like where we work, what personality type we have, where we gather our information. But most importantly, this is a great time to find out what we truly value. Testing has a way of making some things clear to us that we can’t see when life is easy, when nothing is asked of us. And what is testing but a time of being asked for things? Let’s dig in this week and see how Jesus handles this, and what it has to teach us, and let’s see why his answers let the crowds utterly amazed.
God is good. What does that even mean? It’s a phrase I associate with old preachers and choruses of people saying, “All the time!” It’s also the single most important truth for my own spiritual walk, and it took a year of missional service around the world for me to truly realize what it meant to me. Three years ago I decided to take a year off of college to go on the World Race, a gap year program for people to experience what it’s like to live and serve as a missionary. We
Bono, frontman for U2, was interviewed by Rolling Stone magazine upon Johnny Cash's death. He told the most relatable story, like, ever. "When I visited him at home one time, he said the most beautiful, poetic grace. He said, 'Shall we bow our heads?' We all bowed our heads. Then, when he was done, he looked at me and said, 'Sure miss the drugs, though.' It was just to say, 'I haven’t become a holy Joe.' He just couldn’t be self-righteous. I think he was a very godly m
I knew better to click on the link. I was a few videos in to the black hole that is Youtube’s ‘suggested videos’ sidebar, and had been watching the likes of “15 unexplained phenomena caught on camera,” and “15 historical mysteries that are still unexplained,” and “15 creepy recordings caught by a GoPro.” So when another popped up from the same channel, “15 disturbing sites found on the deep web,” my morbid curiosity got the better of me. See, I’m a fan of the horror genre a