Monday, April 30, 2018

Campfire Bread and a Piece of Fish

I like food. In that way, at least, I'm like Jesus! Have you read how many times the Gospels show him dining with people? Some asked him questions, some needed forgiveness, and a few just wanted to

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The NT Scriptures Are Reliable

Tuesday night some of us viewed a film called "Fragments of Truth" by Faithlife ministries on the reliability of the New Testament manuscripts. Scriptures have come under attack again the last couple of decades, from supposedly scholarly sources as well as from popular fiction like the

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

3X3: A Good God, and Evil in the World

My nephew's young daughter died last week. It's started me looking again at the question "If God is good, why is there evil in the world? Much smarter people have opined on this, but I've come up with three basic ideas, outlined as A, B and C below. Please bear with this non-philospher as I struggle

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Humanity 2.0

Jesus had a habit, after his resurrection, of showing up in a locked room and shocking everybody. Imagine, sitting in a circle with the others, worried that the temple police were going to show up and haul you off, and suddenly there's Jesus, whom you thought was dead, standing

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Fifty Years Later

It was 50 years ago today that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. He had been the leader of a peaceful protest movement that had brought to America's conscience, as a whole, the injustice of racial discrimination that so permeated the South. There were others in his day who were less convinced that non-violence was a mandatory method, but he stuck to his principles. When the evening television news showed police in various cities setting dogs

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Holy Saturday: the Sequel

The other women and I rose very early that morning, the first day of the week. We had been able to sleep, finally, after being exhausted from the labor and horror of the last few days. But I heard the first cock crowing well before it was light. It was time to get moving. We had a lot to do before leaving