Live As Children of Light

Let no one deceive you with empty arguments, for because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the disobedient.  So do not be associated with them.  For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.  Live as children of light. Ephesians 5: 6-8 Many years ago, when graduate[read more]

The Summons of the Prophet

Israel was a spreading vine; / he brought forth fruit for himself. / As his fruit increased, / he built more altars; / as his land prospered, / he adorned his sacred stones. / Their heart is deceitful, / and now they must bear their guilt. / The Lord will demolish their altars / and[read more]

The Face We Show To The World

I am reminding you, brothers and sisters, of the Gospel I preached to you, which you indeed received and in which you also stand. Through it you are also being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:1-2 “The Father who dwells in me[read more]

Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory

When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked for alms.  But Peter looked intently at him, as did John, and said, “Look at us.” Acts 3: 3-4 And it happened that, while he was with them at table, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it[read more]

Responsibility and Community

The people, however, refused to listen to Samuel’s warning and said, “Not so!  There must be a king over us. We too must be like other nations, with a king to rule us and to lead us in warfare and fight our battles.” 1 Samuel 8:19-20 It is not easy to be responsible for one’s[read more]

Listening and Receiving

The Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled by many things. But there is need for only one. Mary chose the good part. It won’t be taken away from her.” Luke 10: 41-2 In his commentary on the stories of The Good Samaritan and of Martha and Mary in Luke 10, Luke[read more]