Christmas Presents (John 1:14, 10-11)

What is the best Christmas present you ever received? I guess I can’t say for certainty in my years which was the “best,” but I can say that there is one Christmas present I received over twenty years ago that I still use regularly and have no desire to replace anytime soon. Mom and Dad gave me a Callaway Hawkeye…

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Christmas Lights (John 1:1-9)

The Wolfes love Christmas lights. We’ve never gone full-blown Griswalds, but we have definitely been close a couple of times. Most years Vanessa, the boys and I line our roof and driveway with red and white lights. We infuse the bushes with white strands and set up a couple of Christmas trees on the lawn. We have been known to…

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Is God Done with the SBC?

There’s a fresh wind blowing through the Southern Baptist Convention today. Can you feel it? It’s a little unnerving, I admit. With several major SBC entities searching for their next leader and with more retirements and moves on the horizon, there is an uneasiness about our fellowship, I know. But what if uneasiness is where God wants us as He…

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If You Build It They Will Come

Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) couldn’t shake the voice in his head. There was something he needed to do, but he couldn’t quite put his finger on what that was. In the 1989 movie Field of Dreams, with a little help from Terence Mann (played by James Earl Jones) and some others along the way, Ray took a leap of faith…

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What Are You Looking For?

In the airport today, a young woman came running back into the boarding area from the corridor after having already scanned her ticket. She was promptly greeted by security personnel who asked, “Have you lost something?” The frantic young woman said she had lost her phone, and thought it was in the seat by the window where she had been…

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