• On Christian Life

    Pentecost pt 2

    As I’ve gotten older, I’ve had to grow more comfortable with God’s time table in place of my own. I want things now! Don’t you? I don’t want to wait. Ain’t nobody got time for that! But when you look behind you it’s so neat to see God’s timing. It can feel like a clever plot is unfolding or like a heavenly joke that you’re just being let in on. God used the festivals of the Jewish people to point to Jesus. He used Jesus’s death as a symbol of Passover as the sacrificial lamb, and then he used the coming of the Holy Spirit as a symbol of Pentecost.…

  • On Christian Life

    Pentecost pt 1

    I am an unapologetic Marvel nerd. I won’t claim to be the biggest fan, but I have definitely put enough money and time into superheroes to make the pragmatist in me blush. Every movie in the MCU (or Marvel Cinematic Universe for those of you living under a rock) sells an opening weekend ticket to me. I own comics, clothes and dishes, and I support my son’s habit by buying him Legos and toys. I love superhero stories. One of the things I like most about superhero stories is their origins. Whether it’s nerdy little Peter Parker getting bitten by a radio-active, genetically engineered spider and becoming Spider-Man, Bruce Banner…