Better to be patient than a warrior, and better to have self-control than to capture a city.
I miss going to church on Sunday. Our church has decided to not meet during COVID-19. We are taking what we consider to be the safe, love your neighbor approach. Other churches have chosen a middle ground approach: modified meetings in public. Others have chosen to simply meet. Surrounding the challenges and variations of Sunday […]
Sabbath thoughts inspired by Norman Lear as he was briefly interviewed on Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me. Two simple words: over and Next
“You’d never invite a thief into your house, so why would you allow thoughts that steal your joy to make themselves at home in your mind.” It all starts in your mind. When we wake up in the morning, something goes through our head. It is the definition of consciousness. We have an awareness of […]
The Warmth of Other Suns is the story about what is known as United States’s Great Migration. Between the years 1915 and 1970 almost 6 million blacks took the great risk to move from the south to the northern and western US. This marvelous (?) book tracks the journeys of three individuals to Los Angeles, […]
My wife and I had a conversation about money this morning. Not about if we had enough (we don’t), or how we manage it (we could be better), rather about how we think about it. We resolved to do some things differently, specifically with regard to how we think about “money” in general. I will […]
It has been a rough road for the reputation of Christianity. This weekend that reputation was on display. Churches all over the country, in defiance of common sense and the clear and important restrictions given to us by health officials and government entities, met openly in crowded indoor spaces, singing and otherwise ignoring universal guidelines […]
Today was both the beginning of Holy Week and for many Christians around the globe, a day to celebrate the Lord’s Supper/Eucharist. We did it alone. I used to bristle a little at weddings, when in the context of the body of Christ, we offered communion to the wedding party only – the congregation didn’t […]
I have been posting thoughts about Sunday worship on our church’s Facebook page, usually titled: “Best Things I Heard Today.” With our changing meeting landscape I thought I would expand that practice in to a blog post.
Just notes. This series on the blog are just the notes from the margins of my Bible, hopefully the comments, observations, cross references, etc. will be helpful. I don’t intend this to be a commentary or an exhaustive treatment of the passage. Tuesdays will be an exploration through Isaiah. Isaiah 1 Shema – Deuteronomy 6:4-5 […]