a God who laughs

This is one of the first articles I ever wrote for publication; it was printed as a “Reflections” column for Christian Standard in 2004, long before I was blogging. But I think the topic is still important and relevant, and I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Attending Sunday School as children, we all knew the shortest verse in the Bible— “Jesus wept”—and depended on it to score a few easy points in Bible memory competitions. As I’ve grown older, however, I’ve realized how profound those two words are. John tells us the world was created through Jesus; yet …