The prodigal narrative defines the wise grace of a loving father. Paul writes about the impact of grace. I have said, "Grace is the thing. Grace is always the thing.…

The Biggest of All

July 22, 2018
The Greatest Commandment: Jesus preached this text, borrowed it from the OT, lived this text. At the end of our lives, we will be measured by this text, maybe more…

What? Me Worry?

July 15, 2018
Change usually unsettles us. Maybe Jesus, during times of such, would say to us: "I know what you need. Seek me first, without worrying about tomorrow." That will be my…

Finally…

December 24, 2017
We're getting closer: to the birth of Jesus ("tomorrow"), to the return of Jesus (whenever). Both may cause anxiety in us mere humans. Some like Christmas. Some don't, finding it…

Confirmation Bias

December 17, 2017
We will hear a lot about "peace on earth, good will to everyone" during the holidays. But look around: Peace? Hardly. But we humans have a bad habit of "confirmation…

After John Came One…

December 10, 2017
I believe John the Baptist was a curmudgeon (one of my favorite words). He ate bugs and honey. He wore animal skin and a leather belt.  And, John, this crusty…

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