Invincible!

Only those struggling need reminders of God’s love. No one has ever made an appointment to visit me because life has treated them awesomely, to talk over a promotion or boast of new grandchild. No they call for an appointment when they have no where else to turn. They call me to visit them when… Continue reading Invincible!

Groaning with Creation

We like to believe that we we are basically good. We might have our moments when we don't measure up and have our issues, but I have yet to meet anyone who thinks that he or she deserves the suffering experienced in life. Thus one of the great theological questions is: If God is good,… Continue reading Groaning with Creation

Wow!

Easter, and each Sunday as a little Easter, should be celebrated with fireworks, brass bands, ticker-tape parades, loud cheering, combined choirs, and a celebratory dinner. Independence Day merely celebrates our collective rights for self-government, an occasion worthy of celebration in the grandest of style. Yet the resurrection of Jesus Christ proves our release from our… Continue reading Wow!

What Shall We Do?

I once loved “Spirit in the Sky” by Norman Greenbaum. The tune is catchy and the words are inspiring. At least until he gets to the line: Never been a sinner. I never sinned. I believe the Apostle Paul would have argued with him against that line as well. For I do not do the… Continue reading What Shall We Do?