A Letter To My Church

Living Hope, I want to take some time to talk about being followers of Jesus Christ during the current COVID-19 Corona Virus epidemic. Christians have been here before, and we can take comfort and wisdom from the actions of those who have faced these kinds of things. During the first 100 years or so of... Continue Reading →

Good Work Done by People of Virtue

It is no secret that we hear calls for “socialism” more and more often. Many people, especially the younger among us, and especially in the middle of an election year, tout this thing as a kind of panacea to our economic ills. There is inequality, it is said, so the solution is socialism. Some people... Continue Reading →

Catching a Glimpse Behind the Curtain

Preaching through the first chapter of Ephesians isn’t easy. The whole chapter is packed with big ideas, abstract concepts, central doctrines to the Christian faith, and some talk about this “predestination” stuff. If you read a good commentary or study on the book, you will discover that the introduction is notoriously long and dense. Then... Continue Reading →

Contend for the Faith and Love People

Jude vs. 17-19 "But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. They said to you, “In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.” It is these who cause divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit." Jude is concerned that a church is being... Continue Reading →

An Atheist Philosopher Dies

This strikes me as bone-crushingly sad. The Atlantic ran a short piece and posted a short documentary on the death of philosopher, Herbert Fingarette. The article opens with what can be considered the bottom line: In his 1996 book about death, Herbert Fingarette argued that fearing one’s own demise was irrational. When you die, he... Continue Reading →

Splitting over Same Sex Marriage

If you are not looking for it, you will miss the news that one of the West’s oldest Protestant denominations is on the verge of a schism. A council of Bishops in the United Methodist Church proposed a resolution that will be voted on later in 2020 aimed at separation. If the vote passes, which... Continue Reading →

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