Why we should be more judging

Why we should be more judging

Apr 29

I have seen and heard a lot about public monuments bearing the words of the Ten Commandments.  While I appreciate the desire to have words from God on display in public, it makes me wonder:  why the Ten Commandments rather than the Beattitudes? Why do we want the first words about God to be “Thou shalt not” rather than “Blessed are”? It’s no wonder that the word “judge” has become...

A broken body

A broken body

Apr 10

Jesus lifts the thin wafer of bread in front of him, holding it up for the other twelve men to see.  The bread is flat and hard, resembling more of a cracker than bread.  “This is my body…” He begins.  He pauses briefly, looking at the other men in the room.  Then He snaps the bread in two with a loud crack.  Some of the men jump at the loud noise and the sudden violence. ...

Religious Freedom: a farce

Religious Freedom: a farce

Apr 02

A man walks into a florist shop.  The owner sees the customer and rushes to assist. “How may I help you today?” asks the owner. “I need to buy some flowers,” says the man. “We have the best flowers in town,” says the owner.  “Before we go any further, I need you to know that this is a Christian business.  Our faith is very important to us.  This means that we cannot support...