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.)

Transitions II

Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. I wrote a blog post a few years ago called “Transitions” where I talked about the beauty of the transition from this life to the next one.  Usually this is a…

We’re Not a Salad

I had a thought (dangerous, I know!) this morning while driving along the East Shore to the church.  As Sam and I drove along, a big flock of some mysterious bird flew overhead.  I have no clue what kind of bird they were, but they brought something to mind.  Why didn’t Paul refer to the…

One like Us

Martin Luther King once wrote, “Now there is a final reason I think that Jesus says, ‘Love your enemies.’ It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals… That’s love, you see. It is redemptive, and this is why Jesus says love. There’s…

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…