The Bible: It’s Not About You

“The Bible is God’s letter to you,” and similar statements are common to hear in a variety of churches. I remember hearing this repeatedly while growing up in the Midwest. While the sentiment may be well-intentioned, it promotes a false understand of the object and intent of Scripture. It results in misunderstandings, and just plainContinue reading “The Bible: It’s Not About You”

Hand Washing Religiously

Grace and peace to you, from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ. Amen. How ironic it is that, in our gospel lesson today in these COVID times, there’s a controversy over washing hands! Now, some may think that the Pharisees had every right to enforce upon Christ’s disciples theContinue reading “Hand Washing Religiously”

Our Legacy

I know you have heard of David, of “David and Goliath,” who later became “King David of Israel.” But have you heard of David’s great-grandmother, Ruth? A whole book in the Old Testament is devoted to her life, and it is Ruth’s story today that is our “Boost from the Bible” for this week. BackContinue reading “Our Legacy”

Other Plans

Do you know of the TV journalist Ted Koppel?  Many may not, these days. Ted Koppel is retired now, but for many years his 30-minute late night TV News show, Nightline, was watched by many. Ted Koppel’s life reads like an advertisement for the truth of the saying, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making otherContinue reading “Other Plans”

Powerful Prayer

If we want something done we often seek someone with an “In.” Want to change something in your city, who do we know that knows the Mayor? Access to someone in power is the world’s way of getting things done. Guess what? We have that kind of access to God. You might say “Why pray?Continue reading “Powerful Prayer”