No Starry-Eyed Wise Men in China

December 18th 2015 No comments yet  

shinySo while we’re on the topic of Magi, because Magi come up all the time, we have a bit of a Christmas navigation problem to solve.

It’s a small problem. But, odds are you will celebrate about 70 Christmases in your life, so getting the bugs worked out of your grasp of the story isn’t a bad investment.

The problem centers on that famous Christmas star—the one that led those observant pagan astrologers to Jesus in Bethlehem.

Sidebar: Don’t miss the sad irony that, while the Jews had access to prophetic Scriptures that actually …

Sunday Drivers

December 1st 2015 No comments yet  

traffic jamIt is said that people walk like they drive. You can certainly get a good feel for one’s automotive habits at the grocery store with cart in hand, from the use of sudden brakes to grab a box of crackers to the failure to yield right-of-way to traffic rolling out of the baking aisle. Highway habits permeate our behaviors daily. So what happens when we come to church? I have made a list of potential vehicular parallels to our church-going ways.

The Lane Changer. This person can be found drifting from …

Battle of the Beard

July 25th 2014 4 comments so far  

file0001690818655There has been a lot of conflict in the Communications office the past month or so. Unfortunately, I’ve been the cause of it. I did not go into this endeavor wanting to stir up controversy, but battle lines have been drawn over my choice. To be fair, I had no idea this lifestyle would be such an incendiary matter.

Since the middle of January, I have been growing a beard. Considering it is the middle of summer, I will let your imagination run wild …

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