Pastors in my religious tradition (Anglo southern Baptist) tend to be more priest than prophet — they mostly administer religious duties instead of confronting people in their sinfulness. They preach … Continue reading Where are the courageous prophets?
Men in power have been taking advantage of women for millennia; the Hebrew Scripture documents it. The second chapter of Esther hurts our contemporary sensibilities. It tells of king’s process … Continue reading God can bring good out of terrible evil
Reading Søren Kierkegaard this morning: “A man is changed in the course of years, and each time some portion of life lies behind him. . . . Perhaps even now … Continue reading ‘There is a season…’
I wonder how we Christians might change our world if we simply spent more time reading and thinking on the things of God than we do on the things of … Continue reading What do we seek first?
I was thinking this morning about how the Baptist World Alliance has shaped my view of the world. Because of BWA, … I now have friends on virtually every … Continue reading My view of the world has changed
Children, obey your parents in the Lord. Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Slaves, obey your … Continue reading A shorter take on Ephesians 6
Imitate God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Fornication, impurity, and greed … Continue reading A shorter take on Ephesians 5