A Tribute to My 21-Year-Old Daughter

My eldest turns 21 today. I could not be more thankful to have Ann Ferris as a daughter. Could. Not. Be. More. Thankful. Not just because she is strikingly¬†beautiful, intellectually brilliant, theologically astute, dangerously witty, musically talented (instrumentally and vocally), and has the promise of a world-class¬†writer. If none of these things were true, stripped…

A Magi Story (Matthew 2:25-35)

What compelled the Magi to travel such a huge distance, bring such costly gifts and bow in worship to a Hebrew child in a small village? What does it have to do with us? Find out this Christmas Eve message, A Magi Story.

4 Lessons for Waiting on God’s Plan to Unfold (Luke 2:25-35)

Sometimes it feels as if God is unconcerned with our deepest hopes and dreams. Over time, we can grow pessimistic and eventually cynical about God’s disposition toward us. But what if God is working in the silence? What if God actually has a better dream planned? Simeon teaches us four lessons about how to “wait…

Too Much Grace?

This post is from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening. “Salt without prescribing how much.” Ezra 7:22 Salt was used in every offering made by fire unto the Lord, and from its preserving and purifying properties it was the grateful emblem of divine grace in the soul. It is worthy of our attentive regard that, when Artaxerxes…