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?
The worst year of my dad’s schooling came in the seventh grade. This was in the late 1930s in rural East Texas. It took him 60 years to see the … Continue reading Sometimes it takes a while to see a blessing
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
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
I think I was taught wrong. In driver’s ed they said to check your rearview mirror every so many seconds, so I’ve been doing that for 46 years. I’m beginning to … Continue reading Beware of the rearview mirror