Seeing and Believing

The second post in a series on Thomas from John 20. Perhaps you can identify with “Doubting” Thomas, and be met by Jesus in His kindness and grace.

Things Are Not Always as They Appear

The Apostle Thomas was famously known as a doubter – but who, in fact, was he? We can, perhaps, understand a little bit more about our own struggles with with belief by considering Thomas’ story. The first of several parts.

Laying Aside a Crushing Weight

We willingly take on the weight of the world when we make ourselves its center. Laying this aside through imitating Christ in a posture of humility is to become greater while simultaneously become less.

An Easter Monday Resurrection Meditation

Resurrection surprises us. More often it bores us. In Christ, let us be reawakened to the awe and majesty of the life given to us through death.

The Insanity of Our Discontent

by Mike Phay Albert Einstein is famously quoted as saying, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” I propose a new definition, with the help of 17th century English Puritan Jeremiah Burroughs, from his classic The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment: “What is it that satisfiesContinue reading “The Insanity of Our Discontent”

Known By Love: Taking Covenants Seriously

by Mike Phay If you are a Christian with even a modicum of exposure to those outside of the faith, you have probably experienced being labeled as a hypocrite. The bite of this accusation, though stemming from a perceived inconsistency between our words and our lives, is rooted in the repeated failure of believers toContinue reading “Known By Love: Taking Covenants Seriously”