Bijan Mirtolooi

Bijan Mirtolooi is an assistant pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.

Becoming a Christmas People

When we are confronted with needs around us, Christmas frees us from asking, “What will this cost me?” so that we can begin to ask, “How will this serve someone else?”

The Stars of Our Future

A few years ago one of my youth leaders remarked that working with middle and high school students is a lot like being Alan Shepard. Intrigued, I asked him to explain, and he said, “Shepard was the first…

Lent: Jesus, Our Champion

This devotion comes from Psalm 68:7-18 Psalm 68:7-18 is a song of praise for the power of God as seen in salvation. There are three movements in this passage. Verses 7-10 describe the power of God in delivering…

Lent: The Leper

This article is written based on the passage Mark 1:40-45.  Contracting leprosy was one of the most tragic things that could have happened to an individual in the ancient world.  Whenever a leper was around other people, he…