Learn from the great reversals

If you have been following my columns about the book of Esther, you know that a great reversal occurred when the king signed the second edict, which gave the Jews permission to take up arms and defend themselves against their aggressors. Before this, the enemies of the Jews were licking their chops to go into … Continue reading Learn from the great reversals

For such a time as this

It was not a joke. Even though she was his wife, Esther knew there was a chance she would lose her head if she went to see the king without his personal invitation. The Persian monarch had men around him who carried axes for that very reason. He was protected at all times, and no … Continue reading For such a time as this

And God created marriage

God created marriage. When Jesus was questioned by the religious rulers of His day about divorce, which is the dissolution of something He created, He took them back to the beginning, because He was there. “He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing … Continue reading And God created marriage

A special milestone

Several years ago, after waiting for me to cross the finish line after yet another race, Cindy decided to lace up her sneakers and join me. This was not an easy or quick decision, for just like me, she was not a runner as a child. Neither one of us ran cross-country in high school. … Continue reading A special milestone

Christians, get out of your own way

Nicholas Kristof, columnist for The New York Times, wrote this several years ago: “Liberals believe deeply in tolerance and over the last century have led the battles against prejudices of all kinds, but we have a blind spot about Christian evangelicals. They constitute one of the few minorities that, on the American coasts or university … Continue reading Christians, get out of your own way