As the Spirit Moves

As the Spirit Moves

Around 700 BC, a young Jewish man sees a vision which radically alters the course of his life from that moment and for the next 60 years. Here’s his account of it: “In the year King Uzziah died, I saw the Master sitting on a throne – high, exalted! – and the train of...
We can do this

We can do this

We are, indeed, a peculiar people. We take smug, devilish delight in creating stereotypes of all sorts of persons in positions of authority, typically casting them in gloom, if not some level of horror: the Boss, always demanding, but with a condescending smile; the...
Is it safe to come in?

Is it safe to come in?

My family has one. Yours, too. And your neighbors. And your church (then and now). And companies you’ve worked for. What is it? A feeling, something you sense when you first walk through the door, or in the case of someplace you’ve worked, something you discern little...
A Look in the Mirror

A Look in the Mirror

A Christian ministry is looking for applicants for a newly-created position within their organization. I checked out what they were looking for and was surprised at what I found listed there. The typical stuff was not there, like educational background, formal...
Not their weapons!

Not their weapons!

Wars, both past and present, have employed it, or at least convened to discuss it. The ‘it’ I’m referring to is a ceasefire. I’d like to propose, to all who are currently ‘firing,’ that we engage in a 24-hour ceasefire. The ‘firing’ I’m thinking of is the unusual...