Driving in the Dark

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness--on them light has shined. Isaiah 9:2 Fear me--I learned to drive in Chicago. Though I have since turned it down a notch, I can still scare Debbie with my crazy Chicago driving habits, especially if … Continue reading Driving in the Dark


An Advent Devotional

A few months ago, I was asked to write a devotion for the Trinity Lutheran Seminary Alumni Devotions. I was assigned December 20, and based my devotion on Galatians 4:1-7. You can find the entire devotion series here on Trinity's website. But when the fullness of time had come, God send his Son, born of … Continue reading An Advent Devotional

Neon and Fires

Neon lights are great. They are colorful, flashy, clever, and fun. Neon says, "The party starts here!" Debbie and I found a gas station tonight on a long, empty highway, because it was lit up like a big neon blue Christmas tree. Neon grabs the eye, draws attention, and draws people in. But neon lights … Continue reading Neon and Fires

Is God Good?

We take it for granted that God is "good" (all the time). And by good, we mean loving, kind, compassionate, forgiving, merciful, perhaps just, tender, gentle, graceful, and tame. Predictable. If God is all of these, then God is good. I have a problem with the assumption that we know what is good, and that … Continue reading Is God Good?