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
Why is Good Friday a big deal? Because of people like David (the biblical one) and the rest of us. Shortened 2 Samuel 12 – the thing David did (adultery … Continue reading We should all say: ‘I have sinned’
The crucifixion is Friday. At least we remember it Friday. Sometimes I forget that in following Christ my own suffering and death is required. I do not call my pain … Continue reading Finding good in the pain