The Curious Ending of John’s Gospel


Eugene Burnand’s John and Peter running to the empty tomb.

A few weeks ago, I noticed something towards the end of John’s gospel that I had never noticed before. I realized a fairly intriguing sub-narrative at work in John 20 and 21. It is a sub-narrative that could be written off fairly easily, but I thought I would open you up to the possibility and have you decide for yourself. Continue reading

The Meekness of Mephibosheth…Wait, Who???

Mephibosheth before King David

Mephibosheth before King David

Have you ever heard of the biblical character named Mephibosheth? He is only mentioned once in the entirety of the biblical narrative and his story is placed in the book of 2 Samuel 9. I do not believe that I have ever heard a sermon, read a blog/book, or heard anyone talk about the story of Mephibosheth, but it is a story that has always gripped the depths of my heart. It is a story, that at times, has made me cry (yes, I do that sometimes). Continue reading

A Welcoming of the Semester Ahead


I returned from Colorado almost 2 weeks ago and since have been working hard with our staff team to prepare for the beginning of a new semester. I have been involved with three different retreats since being back, and I just got back today from the last of the three. This last retreat was for the student leaders in our church and it was as impassioning for me as I believe it was for our students. It is a privilege to lead students who have a deep passion for the Lord and college ministry.

I thoroughly enjoyed the remainder of my time in Colorado Continue reading