Am I a racist? Are you? Writing this weekly message – blog? article? newsletter? – every Monday is stretching. For 30 years, I’ve sought to challenge you and my other friends (nearly 5000) to address the hot-off-the-press issues of the moment looking through the lens of Scripture. It’s 4:35a as I write today’s edition… Jabez […]
What’s in Your Pocket?
So, how have you managed to navigate through the last three months? Your answer to that question may not receive the same kind of broad exposure that the Wall Street Journal gave to Deepak Chopra over the weekend. In the post-religion era, he’s the most accomplished guru of the spirituality movement that offers mystical creativity […]
Old or new; is it really Normal?
Is this the “new normal?” Everyone seems to be using that term – the “new normal” – as if it has some empirical certainty. In a cultural laboratory somewhere, some highly educated people in white lab coats are probing the current societal situation – which seems to be manifesting a values virus with no antidote […]
From Long Shot to Hot Shot
They didn’t have a prayer (or shot). That’s an idiom that says it all. Usually pronounced about someone whose demise is now history, the onlookers agree that the person in question never had a chance. His/her outcome was pre-ordained, in the now-expert view of all assembled. In retrospect, the Monday morning quarterbacks all agree: they […]
Are you under attack?
“Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, ‘I gave birth to him in pain.’ Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, ‘Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me and keep me from harm so that I will be free […]