Five Lessons for Graduates and Others

Truth really is stranger than fiction. Here’s the story, as it is recorded in the Bible, with some commentary along the way by yours truly. Jehoshaphat got word that three nations were joining forces to come against Jerusalem. So he gathered the people, proclaimed a fast, and prayed, “O our God, will you not execute judgment … Continue reading Five Lessons for Graduates and Others

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Three Things Loved or Learned

It's that time of year, and I love the Sunday when we recognize our high school and college graduates at church. I usually ask them to come to the front, and for their first post-graduation test, have them assemble themselves alphabetically by last names. They usually get that right after a few seconds. Then one … Continue reading Three Things Loved or Learned

Jesus Had a Word For Religious Windbags

A rather pompous-looking deacon trying to impress a class of boys on the importance of living the Christian life said, “Why do people call me a Christian?” After a moment’s pause, one youngster said, “Maybe it’s because they don’t know you.” Ouch. Someone needs to clean that kid’s mouth out with soap. Or maybe it’s … Continue reading Jesus Had a Word For Religious Windbags

Biblical Illiteracy Carries a High Price Tag

A candidate for church membership was asked, “What part of the Bible do you like best?” He said, “I like the New Testament best.” Then he was asked, “Which book in the New Testament is your favorite?” He answered, “The Book of Parables,” and began to recite his favorite to the members of the committee. … Continue reading Biblical Illiteracy Carries a High Price Tag