Posts from April 2017

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Life after suicide

by Tom Andel

Two suicides made headlines in recent weeks. The word of God could be read between the lines of both stories. Aaron Hernandez, former New England Patriot tight end, and more recently, a convicted murderer, was found hanged in his jail cell. Steve Stephens, Facebook devotee, followed up on a promise he posted to his page […]

Indescribable peace from an unpronounceable source

by Tom Andel

“Every day they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple area and to breaking bread in their homes. They ate their meals with exultation and sincerity of heart, praising God and enjoying favor with all the people.” This passage from Sunday’s first reading from Acts (Acts 2:42-47) describes the mood of the first witnesses […]

The Crucifixion Experience: Priceless.

by Tom Andel

What is the value of unleavened truth? That is a theme throughout Lent but especially on Easter Sunday when Christians must deal with the truth of an empty tomb. Christ paid a steep price to help people believe in His unadulterated message: love one another as I have loved you. What would you pay to […]

When identity theft is a calling, not a crime

by Tom Andel

Here’s an uncomfortable thought: Maybe Peter, the rock upon which Christianity was built, wasn’t lying when he denied three times that he knew Jesus. This occurred to me the other morning while jogging in the dark. We’re all like Peter.  I think I actually ran into Jesus that morning and didn’t recognize him until he […]