Frustrated by a confined life?
Starving in the midst of plenty?
In the gospel of John, Jesus talks with people whose struggles we can relate to. They aren’t always straightforward chats, yet they are beautifully applicable to the messiness of life, even life today.
The early believers were facing a world in turmoil and needed a theology to strengthen their souls and steady their nerves. In our similar times of turbulence, we too need to know that the abundant life under the opened heaven John describes is not just conceivable—it’s a promise.
My wife, Heather, and I live on the west side of Portland with our daughter Kate. Our son, Nate, is serving with YWAM in Australia.
We occasionally head for the wilderness in northeast Washington, near the Canadian border, where we have a cabin, kayak, and I escape to write.
Swimming, biking, teaching abroad, and reading fill up much of the other space.