The Theology of Football: Advent Reflections

Few things have helped build my character more than my love for the Buffalo Bills — except for my faith. Both have taught me how to handle heartbreak, loss, expectation, and hope. As I think about how my faith and love of football have become part of my identity, and since the only thing I … Continue reading The Theology of Football: Advent Reflections

Prophetic Justice in a Modern World

He has told you, O mortal, what is good;    and what does the Lord require of youbut to seek justice, and to love mercy,    and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8) At the center of God's kingdom is relationship. God created humanity, not for God's own personal pleasure or gain, but out of love and desire for … Continue reading Prophetic Justice in a Modern World

Love, Lent, and Learning to Live

Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, and I had intended to write something about the theological significance or whatever. But, why reinvent the wheel? Google it. Instead, this post will probably be more personal than theological-- which is typically the standard for me anyway. So, as I've been reflecting on life, here are my thoughts, and my … Continue reading Love, Lent, and Learning to Live

Advent: Hopeful Remembering and Patient Expectation

Today marks the beginning of Advent. And I am really excited. I have always loved this time of year-- Advent-- but I have not always appreciated the significance of it. Growing up, Advent was always presented to me as the four weeks leading up to Christmas. We lit the candles, read the Scripture, and waited … Continue reading Advent: Hopeful Remembering and Patient Expectation