John 17 Wrap-Up

Aaaand on your right, folks, you'll see the gorgeous sunset skyline of Jerusalem, along with the wildly famous Western Wall. Travelers come from all over the world to pray near these stones, speaking or writing requests to leave in the cracks. John 17 is a prayer straight from the lips of Jesus in the garden... Continue Reading →

Dream Bigger

(This post was originally published on the Baptist Churches of New England’s blog on August 22, 2022. You can find it here.) "How could we bless you?" He looked at me intently as I gathered the courage to reply: "I'd love to go to seminary." "Done," he said. "You should have dreamed bigger." Let me tell... Continue Reading →

John 16 Wrap-Up

I hope you've brought your SCUBA gear along, friends: we're going for a swim. In 1511, a ship wrecked on the reefs of Sumatra. This particular vessel was carrying a significant load of silver and gold—valued today at a whopping $2.6 billion—and has yet to be recovered. As we continue our journey with John into... Continue Reading →

John 15 Wrap-Up

Ciao, travelers! If you've been getting thirsty for a while now, I have good news: just ahead lie the verdant vineyards of Tuscany. On our private tour through one of the best, we'll explore the rich world of Italian viticulture and all of the wonders it has to offer. At this point in the gospel... Continue Reading →

Redeeming Self-Care

(This post was originally published on the Baptist Convention of New England’s blog on May 9, 2022. You can find it here.) Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others. Each of you... Continue Reading →

John 14 Wrap-Up

The next stop on our worldwide tour needs no introduction—welcome to Disneyland! This embodiment of hope-filled wonder is the stuff of childhood dreams; sheer anticipation of a trip is enough to keep a kid awake for a month. In the fourteenth chapter of John, Jesus lays out massive promises for those who love Him. The... Continue Reading →

The Chronic Gospel

(This post was originally published on the Baptist Convention of New England’s blog on March 8, 2022. You can find it here.) One in 3,200.  That's the statistic: for every 3,200 live births in the US, one sweet baby will have a rare, incurable, progressive disease called cystic fibrosis. On July 1, 2020, my daughter arrived... Continue Reading →

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