Things Change

I get up and watch my children get ready for school. Sometimes I help, but mostly it is my wife that does the heavy lifting in the mornings. The house is silent. The children are at school and I am still in my bathrobe, drinking coffee, listening to Bach, and contemplating the fact that I […]

Advent Longing

It is always dangerous to say that a season is my favorite time of the year.  But there it is.  Right now Advent is my favorite time of the year.  The hymns are sublime, the Gospel is clear and beautiful.  The hope of the One to Come washes over you like a flood. The longing […]

IMPACT: I Trust When Dark My Road

(This is a copy of the  article on my church’s web site.) Messiah Lutheran Church is pleased to announce its first speaker in the IMPACT series. The IMPACT series is a series of presentations available to the community in conjunction with our fiftieth anniversary. Our first presentation is entitled, I Trust When Dark My Road: […]

Psalm Six: Does God Hate Me or Love Me? Yes…

Here is a link to my interview on Issues Etc. from last night on Psalm Six. It does raise lots of interesting questions. One of the questions it raises is this: does God hate me or love me? We often will hear the phrase “God hates the sin but loves the sinner.” I’m not so […]

I Trust When Dark My Road NOW AVAILABLE FREE online

(This was originally posted at I Trust When Dark My Road. I won’t normally cross-post, but this is an obvious exception. -TAP) The wait is finally over! Nearly three years after I began the process of writing this book, it is now available for free download. The free print version will be available sometime in […]