Cheerful giving

Cheerful giving

Mar 27

It is impossible to talk about giving from a Christian perspective without someone mentioning the phrase “cheerful giver.”  The phrase “cheerful giver” appears only one time in the New Testament (2 Corinthians 9:7).  However, that phrase has become one of the most popular when talking about giving, despite the fact that the Bible has a great deal to say about giving...

Spoiler Alert!!

Spoiler Alert!!

Mar 20

This thought came to me today after reading a thread on Facebook in which a dear friend of mine and I were talking about how frustrating it is when someone reveals a surprise in a television show before we get a chance to watch the episode.  We lamented together about how it seems to be a game with some people, or even a matter of pride, to be the first to break the news about something...

Putting God first

Putting God first

Mar 13

It is a tradition in many places that the guests of honor get to eat first, or get the first bite, or the first taste.  The person who is having the birthday gets the first slice of cake.  The person we are celebrating eats first.  Getting to go first is a sign of honor and respect for the person.  If this is true, then how would God rank in your home?  Would He be an honored guest, the...

Economic Justice

Economic Justice

Mar 06

This last year has been super-charged with economic tension, finger pointing, and discussions of economic justice.  It has been a year of the “poor” versus the “rich,” the “have nots” versus the “haves.”  There has been talk of people paying their “fair share.”  Each political party has attempted to represent one side or the other....

What does it cost?

What does it cost?

Mar 04

Think about your favorite thing in life.  Suppose I were to tell you that I’ve found the best ever.  It will last forever.  It never needs to be replaced or repaired.  It never gets old and will never disappoint you.  It’s everything you could ever hope for and then some.  Now suppose I asked you to give me a dollar for it.  Just a buck. How many people would give me the...