Friendship (Part One)

Friendship (Part One)

The news of the death of a very good friend of mine reached me in November. Leonard and I had met in our freshman year in college and been friends for 63 years. He passed away while... Read More »
You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet!

You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet!

His grace is sufficient; we walk not alone; As the day, so the strength that he gives to his own. —AUTHOR UNKNOWN Warm-up: Jeremiah 12:1–6 I read somewhere that Carl Lewis was once... Read More »
Quagmire

Quagmire

Oh, the sots and thralls of lust Do in spare hours more thrive than I that spend, Sir, life upon Thy cause. —GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS Warm-up: 1 Thessalonians 4:1–8 “Lust is a... Read More »
Rooted And Established (Part Three)

Rooted And Established (Part Three)

This week we are examining Colossians 2:6-7 as a pattern for building followers of Christ who are strong and stable—like trees planted by the waters. Monday we saw that this kind... Read More »
Rooted And Established (Part Two)

Rooted And Established (Part Two)

This week we are examining Colossians 2:6-7 as a pattern for building followers of Christ who are strong and stable—like trees planted by the waters. Yesterday we saw that this... Read More »
Rooted And Established (Part One)

Rooted And Established (Part One)

Trees are pretty interesting things. They provide a lot of things for us, from oxygen to fruit to shelter to wood to paper—trees are a pretty significant part of how we live and... Read More »
The Art of Man Fishing

The Art of Man Fishing

As no man is born an artist, so no man is born an angler. —IZAAK WALTON Warm-up: Luke 5:1–11 Over three hundred years ago, Thomas Boston, a young Scottish fly fisherman,... Read More »
The Rod of God

The Rod of God

Naked I wait Love’s uplifted stroke My harness piece by piece Thou has hewn from me And smitten to my knees I am defenseless—utterly. —FRANCIS THOMPSON Warm-up:... Read More »
The Church and Social Justice (Part Three)

The Church and Social Justice (Part Three)

This week we have been looking at New Testament models of ministry that engage people at a level of social need. On Monday, we saw how Christ fulfilled that portion of His mission, and... Read More »
The Church and Social Justice (Part Two)

The Church and Social Justice (Part Two)

This week we are considering the social elements of a church’s biblical mission, yesterday seeing Christ’s own model in this area. Today we continue with: A Model from the... Read More »
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