Month: December 2019

What Does “Father in Heaven” Imply?

I WILL SPEAK for me. I probably need to spend more time thinking about what I’m actually saying in my private prayers. “Father in heaven…” If I am not very careful, the phrase may constitute little more than a thoughtless, repetitive expression. Strangely enough,… Continue Reading “What Does “Father in Heaven” Imply?”

What About Nicodemus?

I HAVE A not-so-private confession. I don’t know that I’ve ever said a good thing about the Pharisees. Pharisees have always been easy prey. From my rather one-sided perspective, they–in totality–were the religious bottom-feeders of ancient Jewish sects. They were constantly peering over Jesus’ shoulder trying… Continue Reading “What About Nicodemus?”

Is Help on the Way?

LONG AGO, IN the days of sailing ships, a terrible storm arose and a ship was lost in a very deserted area. Only one crewman survived, washed up on a small, uninhabited island. In his desperation, the castaway daily prayed to God for help… Continue Reading “Is Help on the Way?”

INCARNATE 12.17.19

Leadership 2

ALTHOUGH SAUL WAS not a good king, he was a necessary king. He was necessary because he became the ultimate picture of how kings should not be and how they should rule. Saul was…superficial. But how is superficiality to be defined? Superficial comes from… Continue Reading “Leadership 2”