A modern day substitutionary death

One of the stories to emerge in the news recently is of a French policeman who volunteered to take the place of a hostage during negotiations. The negotiations didn’t go well, and several people lost their lives, including the policeman. That policeman is now being honored as a true hero, as well he should. To…Read more A modern day substitutionary death

One simple step to becoming a F.I.T. person

We’re inundated with fitness paraphernalia.  Smart phones, tracking devices, wearables, apps, fad diets, and more.  But what about becoming a F.I.T. person? How does that work? It’s simple step.  Maybe not easy, but simple.  F.I.T. stands for Follower In Training.  And it’s taken from the words of Jesus himself in Luke 6:40: The student is…Read more One simple step to becoming a F.I.T. person

My history with Black History month

February is Black History month. There was a time in my life when I truly didn’t get it. I didn’t understand why a special month was necessary. But through the patient conversations of many friends (too many to name, but you know who you are), through the compelling writings of gifted authors, and through the…Read more My history with Black History month