The Hegai Principle

It is unlikely that Hegai will ever become a household name, and this is unfortunate. After all, this slave of King Xerxes’ court plays a significant role in the preservation of the people of Israel (though it is likely he never really understood this). The book of Esther introduces us to him by saying that Hegai is “the king’s eunuch, […]

Pictures Say A Thousand Words

Look carefully at the picture below. The first thing you’ll note is the dark black blood stains that are on the print. They alone tell a terrible story of fear and mayhem for this young Cambodian man living–and dying–in the late 1970s. But the second thing you’ll note about this man is the placement of his identity badge, the one […]

The Preacher’s Scrap Pile: The Groom of John 3

Among the details found within the rich fabric of John 3, is a reference regarding the love the Divine Groom has for his precious bride Israel. Consider John 3:29: The one who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is […]