In the West, Hitler is set in a class of infamy with no equal. Joseph Stalin did worse. “Stalin was responsible for the deaths of between ten million and 12 … Continue reading Some Russians are resurrecting Stalin
I got my annual physical yesterday. This morning I read in 1 Corinthians 15: “this perishable body must put on imperishability, and this mortal body must put on immortality.” … Continue reading There is more than meets the eye
The agape love of the New Testament is not a feeling; it is a disposition of the will, I think. I came to 1 Corinthians 13 in my Bible reading … Continue reading Love is . . .
The music grabbed me before the words. Jean Sibelius’ “Finlandia” touches me at a very deep place. The melody slides into my soul and resonates there. Years ago, when I … Continue reading From melody to peace
Science reveals interesting things — take for instance, the importance of compassion. A recent article in Science magazine highlighted the decades-long work of Avshalom Caspi and Terrie Moffitt. They have … Continue reading Watching people obliges us to compassion
A blaring emergency horn blows in our neighborhood on the first Saturday of each month. It is a practice warning. And then there is that warning we occasionally hear on … Continue reading This is a test of God’s emergency warning system
There is so much grace wrapped up in Romans 14 — the grace we should have for others in the faith. Accept anyone who is weak in faith, but don’t … Continue reading Romans 14 speaks of grace toward other believers