Unfortunately, the overreaction to shame in general has led to our wanting to eliminate it entirely and to celebrate those who are shameless – and that’s a shame.
Our leaders and cultural elite have no capacity for understanding — or taking seriously — the theology and actions of militant Islam.
We distort Jacob’s life when we try to make it more than it was —a day-to-day unremarkable pattern of the ordinary.
A few years ago I heard an earnest, well-intentioned speaker present a message on the topic of the Biblical model of giving. It was the story of the widow’s mite and, as you might guess, the conclusion was we should be willing to give everything we have. I started thinking about that because I had heard almost my whole life that this story was the Biblical model for giving and, ideally, the ...[Read More]