I am cleaning out file cabinets of former classes I have taught. It’s one of those tasks aging parents ought to do because most of what we have accumulated through a lifetime of ministry and life are of little value to our children. And frankly, at this point in my life, they are of little … More “A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words.” Really?
I had the privilege of attending worship in my home church today after a ten day trip to Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland to care for Christian leaders seeking to be faithful to Christ and His kingdom. It was a good trip even if exhausting. Numerous angels are also exhausted from keeping me awake during … More Thinking of the Slavery of Paul (and ours too)
Unlike most people who read my blog, I own a record player. And I still own over a hundred vinyl LP’s. I know—I’m old. My children think I’m a dinosaur. So do I. Time is relentless and ruthless. The subtractions of what my body will let me do these days is sobering. I have to … More Listening to Old Music and Wisdom
IT NEVER GETS OLD !!!!!! He is Risen! His empty tomb is a promise that He will fulfill every other promise He has made. Every one. Hallelujah!!!.
Let me disabuse you of some myths. It isn’t the bride, or the husband, or the mother of the bride. Marriage is sacred. That is one of the reasons it is under attack and has been since the dawn of creation. And that is why the following brief paragraph is worth meditating on for a … More Who is the Main Character at a Wedding?
Sunday Musing Jesus’ view of marriage is incomprehensible to the Western mind. But incomprehensible or not, it is better than your understanding of marriage, better than mine and better than any human being who ever lived or will live. Better and right. It is the only way of marriage that maximally supports human flourishing. And … More An Incomprehensible View of Marriage
One of the Things that Impresses Me about Jesus is His Men. Peter and Andrew were brothers. Peter, who famously denied Christ and Andrew who introduced him to Jesus. John and James were brothers too, and they were two guys with problem tempers. Jesus gave them knick names, “‘the sons of thunder.” Thomas is guilless … More One of the Things that Impresses Me . . .
It is a classic text. Jesus is laying out the cost of discipleship for those who want to be his disciples. The crowds have gotten large. The bandwagon is growing. Crowds draw crowds. Crowds that would fill most division one basketball arenas are sitting on hillsides straining to hear every word He says. “Did you … More Cross-bought therefore Cross-shaped
Excerpts Quotes and Comments Commenting on the early disciples arguing over which one of them was greatest in the Kingdom of God. “We know who it is that sows this thought in the Christian community. But perhaps we do not bear in mind enough that no Christian community ever comes together without this thought immediately … More Life Together (Bonhoeffer’s Meditations on Community)
Wonderful discussion tonight led by our worship pastor over Bonhoeffer’s Life Together. I was reminded again of this particular quote/suggestion. Our teacher for the evening asked a good question? “How can we give God the first and last word of the day?” The question got me thinking as I drove home from the discussion. So, … More Bonhoeffer on Beginning and Ending the Day