The Mysterious Way God Works

Romans 8:28 "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose". A little over a year ago, on Nov 5, 2017, Devin Kelley, wearing tactical gear and armed with a rifle and two handguns, stormed into the Sunday worship service at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, and mowed down 26 people, including an unborn baby. For this past year, the residents of this small Texas town struggled to recover from an incalculable loss. Can we even put words to the amount of pain, hurt and even hatred that the families of the victims have to cope with? We have to acknowledge that different people process suffering differ

A TCK's Christmas

We all have our biases, usually due to personal life circumstances, that subtly make our way into how we view God (our theology) and our fellow man (anthropology). Some of our distinctions may go unnoticed until our lives intersect deeply with another’s (like marriage), and they come out most distinctly at key times of the year, like Christmas! I could tell stories of learning the stark contrasts to holiday celebration by my in-laws, but I won’t! What I could share are some glimpses from my own life that could maybe help those who wonder, “Why does Pastor do things that way?” (or think that way). First of all, I may need to say, (as I’ve been told) that MK’s (missionary kids) or TCK’s (Th

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