R.T. France on Luke

Luke – R.T. France Teach the Text Commentary Series (Baker: 2013, $39.99) The new commentary on Luke, by the late and industrious commentator on the gospels, R.T. France, is a beautiful book. Not very often does a biblical reference work come in such an attractive...

Letting go of our safe little world

“We have no home in this world, I used to say, and then I’d walk back up the road to this old place and make myself a pot of coffee and a fried-egg sandwich and listen to the radio, when I got one, in the dark as often as not… I didn’t feel very much at home in the...

Call me to worship

This Sunday’s storm, along with our cancellation of the morning worship service, gave me an interesting insight into myself, my family, and the need to worship together. I take it for granted that every Sunday I’ll be in church. My whole life I’ve been in church...

God Seems Kind of Crazy

“God seems kind of crazy.” A couple of nights ago as I was reading the kids their Bible story, Emily came out with this slightly irreverent/possibly blasphemous-sounding statement. At first I didn’t know how to respond. Neither of my kids had ever before...