Will You Choose the Wilderness?

We do our best to avoid the wilderness, but the man Jesus considered the greatest embraced an entire life in the wilderness. What would happen if we embraced his path? Are we too driven by non-biblical definitions of success to follow the ancient paths? If you are satisfied with influence,

What Does God Want

What Does God Want?

In eternity past, there was nothing when, suddenly, divine desire shattered the darkness and created a cosmos filled with creatures. God formed the cosmos and one creature in particular to fulfill His divine desire. But what is that desire? What does God want? In eternity past, there was nothing when, suddenly, divine desire shattered

The Centrality of Worship

This post is from an upcoming book called “Discipleship Begins with Beholding.” Because humans seek out beauty and emulate what fascinates them, worship is central to discipleship: Missions is not the ultimate goal of the Church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn’t. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God

Son of Man: The Gospel of Daniel 7

Discover the Gospel the Way Jesus Proclaimed It “I can hardly find the adequate words to commend these books…” Walter C. Kaiser, Jr. Books also available at Barnes and Noble, Apple Books, and other retailers. Daniel 7 is the Most Concise and Complete Summary of the Gospel of the Kingdom

The Beauty of the Divine Man

In Isaiah we find an outrageous statement about Jesus: 2 …he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. (Isaiah 53:2 ESV) Isaiah predicted Jesus would not have any natural beauty. Because Isaiah’s words are familiar we can easily