COME TO ITALY: A Church & Art History Tour!

From Pompeii to Florence, join me for trip of a lifetime as we explore the history of the church through the art, architecture and culture of Italy! Few experiences touch my soul like the joy of travel, the beauty of art and standing in the presence of history.  To see a Roman city (Pompeii) as Paul […]

Women, Fishermen, Sinners, Tax Collectors and at Least One Murderer, I.E., The Future Leaders of Christ’s Church! – Love in Luke, Part 19

    Notice that Jesus never travels alone – strange behavior for a 1st century Jewish holy man/prophet. Even more…unexpected…is the crowd with whom Jesus surrounds himself.  Many are not known for their “holiness” (being sinners, drunkards and tax collectors). And a few have an even greater disqualifying element of their person  they are women! (Oh…and don’t […]

The Difficulty of Believing in a Truly Loving God – Luke, Part 18

Love is hard to believe. For all our longing for love, all of our hope that love wins…, to actually trust in love when it is offered is incredibly difficult, especially when the offer comes from God. In this episode we look at Jesus’s encounter with a notorious “sinner” and the lesson it offers in […]

We Were Expecting Someone More…Messiah-y – Luke, Part 17

    For 2,000 years Jesus has been confounding messianic expectations – never quite looking the part of “savior.” I mean, shouldn’t a divinely-appointed deliverer be easily recognizable? A little radiant glory, perhaps? Or at the very least the trappings of earthly power! And what about some judgment and wrath? It’s a sinful world after […]