Race and Faith

And that’s the problem. Not that we cannot see a solution, but many of us can’t even see a problem.

Unsolved Mysteries

Maybe the flesh wants too many answers. It wants to categorize and compartmentalize and get all things in order. Systematic, neat, tidy answers. Squares, boxes. (Someone once said, “The straight line belongs to man, the crooked line to God.” Take a walk in the woods or mountains and you’ll see how true this is.)

Did you feel that?

Philippians 2:4–11  [4] Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. [5] Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, [6] who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, [7]…

Guarded by Peace

On this day before the election let me just remind us all of Paul’s words to the Philippians: Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving…

Resilient

Nineteen years ago, almost 3000 lives were lost when the World Trade Center collapsed.  It’s been nineteen years since the world stared in horror as those two planes crashed into the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001.  There isn’t much about 2001 that I still remember, but like most Americans, I can tell you exact…

What Do You Lament?

There’s a word nobody uses anymore.  Lament.  It’s a word that is in the process of fading into our collective memory, but we still maintain some understanding of its meaning.  We’ve replaced it with other words:  regret, rue, bemoan (although those last two don’t see much play either). One person defined lament as “the act…