English Class and the Gospel

English Class and the Gospel

  I was saved after my 9th grade English class. Truth be told, it was quite a bit later. However, looking back now, there were glimpses of the Gospel even back in Mrs. Taylor’s freshman English Class. This class is where I first heard about indicatives and...
Finding Rest in the Messiah

Finding Rest in the Messiah

  “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” -Matthew 11:28 I love an unexpected snow day. There is just something about the quiet and beauty in a fresh dusting of snow that invites us to rest. Have you thought about rest, wanting...
Willful Seasonal Amnesia

Willful Seasonal Amnesia

    It happens every year—football season begins, the weather starts to cool, and Thanksgiving comes and goes; then enters the sentimentalism and nostalgia of the Christmas season. By the middle of November I see “baby Jesus” everywhere—on cards,...
Difficult Teachings of Jesus

Difficult Teachings of Jesus

  Some of the things that Jesus said are hard. How many of us have come across some chunk of red letters in the gospels and discovered something that we either didn’t understand, or didn’t want to understand? We have company. Even a cursory reading of the gospels...
Are You Forgetting Something?

Are You Forgetting Something?

  Today marks the beginning of Lent, also known as “Ash Wednesday.” Lent takes place over a period of forty days (not including Sundays), and is traditionally practiced by Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, and some Protestant denominations. During the Lenten...
Marriage Interview: John and Missi Wilson

Marriage Interview: John and Missi Wilson

  John and Missi Wilson have been attending Redeemer Church since the very beginning. Through (almost) 17 years of marriage they have learned a lot about forgiveness, repentance, and the hope that comes from the gospel. I recently asked John and Missi Wilson some...