What if vs. What is

I recently watched the movie A Hidden Life, based on the story of Franz & Fani Jagerstatter. It's a long, cinematic portrayal of an Austrian man who refused to swear a loyalty oath to Hitler - and the consequences he and his family experienced. The story is a powerful reminder that evil is real, and…

El Capitan

This summer, I had the opportunity to visit Yosemite National Park. It is truly an amazing place - stunning in its views and vistas. At the heart of Yosemite is El Capitan - 3000 feet of sheer granite, and one of the most challenging rock climbs in the world. What does it take to reach…

Romans 16

In a previous post, I wrote about the easy-to-miss names mentioned in Paul's New Testament letters. But I can't leave this topic without highlighting the one letter that has more unknowns per square inch of ink. It's Romans, where Paul essentially takes all of chapter 16 to name names in the family. Now, it would…