Chasing Shadows

Recently, I read The Republic by Plato. Although it was written thousands of years ago, I was amazed at how the message was timeless in exposing the subjugation of humanity by society – and the need for freedom from this enslavement. According to Plato, a proper education through gymnastics (physical exercise) and poetry (study ofContinue reading “Chasing Shadows”

What Comes Next?

BOOK REVIEW: What Comes Next? Shaping the Future in an Ever-Changing World by Moody Publishers Over the last year of adjustments required due to COVID-19 precautions, forward-looking churches and businesses are reassessing their strategies and recognizing that there will likely never be a return back to the state of things before. Mindsets, habits, and lifestylesContinue reading “What Comes Next?”

Ash Wednesday and Justice

Today marks a worldwide observance among the majority of Christians, called Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of the Lenten season that culminates in Easter Sunday. Irenaeus of Lyons was one early Church leader who wrote about the observance of Lent as it existed in the second century. Socrates and many others wrote of the ChristianContinue reading “Ash Wednesday and Justice”

How Long?

First, a story to share: once there were three men – a priest, a doctor, and an economist, out golfing. The group golfing just in front of them was playing REALLY slowly, so of course the three men were getting impatient. It soon got to the point that, in their eyes, they just HAD toContinue reading “How Long?”

Love Gives True Victory

When you’re driving late at night without the benefit of lights lining the highways, what do you do? You use your high beam headlights, so you can see more of your surroundings. Common courtesy dictates that we return to our normal headlights when we see a car approaching in the opposite direction. Right? But, haveContinue reading “Love Gives True Victory”