the way out of pain.

Pain is a soul fog. We stand in the center and see nothing beyond the swallowing haze. The roads we knew were there — that our mind knows are still there – are invisible to the heart.  At the end of …

the last word.

Paul’s last words to the Colossians are secret, sacred rest for our exhausted souls: Remember my chains.  Not my triumphs or strengths or talents. Not my sermons or letters or fame. Remember my chains. Focus on these things that are …

the case for giving up.

We’re almost done with Colossians, but not before we unpack one of the most important lessons it has to teach us: And say to Archippus, “See that you fulfill the ministry that you have received in the Lord” (Colossians 4:17). …

the danger of believing in yourself.

At the end of Colossians, we stumble upon a Bible mystery, one that still hasn’t been solved to this day: Give my greetings to the brothers at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house. And when this …

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