What We Can Learn from the Messiest Church in the Bible

One of my favorite books in the Bible is 1 Corinthians. It's not my favorite to read devotionally (that would be Psalms); it's also not my favorite because it has a grand, sweeping narrative (Colossians gets my vote); and it's certainly not the easiest one to read. What I love about 1 Corinthians is that…

Some thoughts on racism & prejudice

Jesus said: The poor you will always have with you. He's right. But that also makes me wonder: What else will we always have with us in this life? If you took that phrase, and put a __________ in place of the word poor, how else could you begin this sentence: ___________ you will always have with you.…

What Voting Bloc Are You?

I don’t need to tell you this, but we’re in an election year. Sorry; you just can’t get away from it, even on this blog. And every election there is one constant – discussion of “voting blocs.” Politicians and pundits divide people up into categories, and then proceed to say how many of each a…