“Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth.” 1 Corinthians 1:26 The phrase “not many of you were wise” has stuck with me the last few days as I continue to hear... Continue Reading →
A Healthy Community
"A healthy body is not a body that experiences no pain, a healthy body is a body that feels the pain of its weakest part"Paul Brand I shared this quote over the weekend and it has really made me think. If you are unfamiliar with Dr. Paul Brand, his work focused on Hansen's Disease (leprosy).... Continue Reading →
Are you expecting a miracle?
Most of my Christian family and friends would identify as broadly speaking orthodox, meaning they would affirm the traditional teachings of the Church in most areas. Included in this is a belief that God works in this world, a belief that can be loosely called, "miraculous". And though I am sometimes hesitant to use the... Continue Reading →
Out with the Old, In with the Old.
Tomorrow is New Year's Eve, and with it comes the inevitable comments about the coming year. This year is no exception, and I have already encountered my fair share of posts about how 2021 will be a better year- "after all how could it get worse." I, like so many others have been touched deeply... Continue Reading →
Why are we making a big deal of going to Church?
John MacArthur has been in the news recently because he has defied California's government and begun holding regular Sunday services. I have read some about his decision, his denial there is a pandemic, and his very public legal battle. I understand the struggles churches are facing as they deal with returning to normal worship routines.... Continue Reading →
Trusting God to end the Plague
Last Sunday there was a visitor in my church and he asked me if I had to wear the mask I had on. I replied, "No, I do it to set an example." His response was, "Well I trust the Lord is my shepherd, and he will take care of me." I responded that I... Continue Reading →
God’s Big Sign
I'm just trying, tryMaybe someday I could flyLooking down at the cold cold cityThe calm cool skiesAnd the bird are humming their rhymesAnd the creeps are planning their crimesThe graffiti walls standing tallAnd the church is waiting for God's big sign - Mediterranean Waters, Steven Delopoulos Evil is loose on the world violence and destruction... Continue Reading →
A Good Opinion
This meme made its rounds on social media for a time; and I absolutely love it, mostly because the irony of the picture seems to be lost on most of those who posted it. A character who is known for exaggerated unintelligent opinions has become a statement for one's freedom of expression. Personally I laughed... Continue Reading →
Do not Grow Weary
I'm definitely tired, I'm writing this post late Tuesday night because I had a long day today. Wednesday, when this post will go public, my work day will start at 7am. I'm tired. And because I am physically exhausted I am tempted to give in to this picture and raise my hand. I am tempted... Continue Reading →