Sunday Morning

Romans

Commentator Frederick Godet described the Epistle to the Romans as “the cathedral of the Christian faith.” That imagery has stuck with me as I have been meditating on the message of Romans.  It is truly a cathedral.  Everywhere you look your eye is met with intricacy, beauty and majesty. But I’ve imagined a particular cathedral, [...]

Rescue

The story of Moses found in Exodus is great reading just for the story line.  Think of Moses as the original Rocky:  the rise from obscurity to larger-than-life hero with shoulders wide enough to carry the burdens and aspirations of his people. But Moses has inspired much more than early morning runs in gray hooded [...]

Just the nudge you need…

en-cour-age-ment \in-’ker-ij-ment\  n 1: something that almost everybody wants but few know how to give It’s more than a sympathy card. What the Bible envisions for  church communities is an atmosphere that: urges admonishes exhorts cheers inspires charges and yes, comforts. Encouragement is a multi-dimensional ministry to keep us all moving forward “so that (we) [...]

Ecclesiastes

From the PBS special “The Blues”: On a lonely night in 1903, W.C. Handy, the African American leader of a dance orchestra, got stuck waiting for a train in the hamlet of Tutwiler, Mississippi. With hours to kill and nowhere else to go, Handy fell asleep on a hard wooden bench at the empty depot. [...]

Settling on “Plan Be”

The beatitudes form the first portion of what has been called “The Sermon on the Mount.” There is probably no speech, no discourse, no sermon that has gotten more attention in all of history. It’s beauty, and it’s power are unparalleled. Jesus’ words deserve as much art as exposition. They are from another world–perhaps that is why this chanting of them in Russian is such a moving expression.

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