A Father’s Day Tribute to my Father-Figure

I have a Father’s Day question. Where does your Father-figure come from? Early on my Christian journey, I realized that my Father-figure does not come from my earthly dad. It comes from my heavenly Father, which is life-changing! For every Christian, it’s our caring Father’s good pleasure to gladly adopt us into His forever Family … Read more

Did the Father Abandon His Son on the Cross? Absolutely NOT!

Did the Father abandon His Son on the cross? Absolutely NOT! Although this has been a troublesome passage over the years…at least for some, including me! After looking at Matthew 27:46, the great Reformer Martin Luther was heard to mutter: “God forsaking God! Who can understand it?” How do we resolve difficult Bible questions in … Read more

Why Did our Relational God Create?

Why did God create? Have you ever asked yourself this profound question? Certainly not because He lacked anything in Himself. If you question this, go back and repeat an exercise imagining the mutual relationship between the Father, Son and Spirit before Genesis 1:1. From all eternity, God is relational at His core, neither lonely nor … Read more

A Relational Trinity, an Approach to our Christian Journey

So without beginning with the relational Trinity, it’s tough to break out of these childish habits. Too often we think and respond as if the world centered around us and our pain. We cannot simply make a leap directly to this re-centered life in the Trinity, which includes serving others sacrificially. So, how can we break … Read more

The Relational Trinity, Father, Son & Spirit in Ephesians 1:1-14

“What is our relational God like?” He is the relational Trinity! Mind blowing! A buddy and I were chatting the other night about this key question. God is unknowable. Not beyond knowing and experiencing, of course. But beyond fully knowing since God is also mystery. For me, immeasurable oceans of His vastness still remain undiscovered after … Read more

The Relational Trinity, God the Spirit Seals His People, Ephesians 1:13-14

In case we missed it, God the Spirit joins God the Son and God the Father. They relate with their people in this staggering, all-encompassing action to restore His fallen creation to intimacy. This is not something we dreamed up or usurped. God the Spirit personally leads us home by the hand the instant we believe. … Read more