“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 →
Do We have Hope?
One of the saddest realities I see in the modern world is the amount of cynicism in the Church. I recognize I am not immune to skepticism about various institutions, but it seems like Christians have lost the ability to place faith in any area of life: government, society, businesses, or even churches (especially denominations).... 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 →
Bronze Snakes and Vaccines
Numbers 21 is not one of those chapters most people commit to memory, but as with all passages in the Bible there are things we can learn from it. Ask most people what the story of the "bronze snake" is about and their response will likely either be "I don't know", or "it is simply... Continue Reading →