The story

Christmas is, no doubt, the biggest holiday of the year in America. It’s a gigantic event.  And I love the Christmas season – the lights and decorations and music and gift-giving.  It’s a special event.           But some of it bothers me.  Everybody celebrates but many don’t seem to know what’s being celebrated.  Some school […]

How I stopped being a racist

Racism and the division it produces has become a serious issue in the U.S. during the recent few of years. Well, it has always been a serious issue, that’s for certain.  But it has again come to the forefront of our society.  I don’t need to rattle off all the  examples; you know what’s happening. […]

Stormtime

It’s Springtime. Balmy temperatures, pleasant breezes, gentle showers, budding flowers.  Nice.  But wait – that’s not the whole picture, is it?  Just ask the folks in Texas about gentle showers.  Or ask people in the plains about pleasant breezes.  And today (June 1) is the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season.  Springtime can be brutal.  One day, […]

Now that he’s alive

Look with me at the last chapter of the gospel of John. It’s not merely an interesting add-on.  This chapter is an important bridge from the facts of Jesus’ life, teaching, death & resurrection to our lives. John 21:1-19 After these things Jesus manifested Himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias, and […]

Radicalized Christians 3

Hey, law, you can move on now       When the Bible speaks of the Law, it is talking about the entire covenant which God made with Israel when he brought them out of Egypt.  It includes the Ten Commandments, the sacrificial system, the temple organization, the feasts and holy days, the moral commands, the social […]