Clothed From On High

Clothed From On High

We’re probably all familiar with the story of the Emperor who had an ego/wardrobe problem. His subjects were mostly pre-convinced of the beauty of his new, exotic raiment and therefore unwilling to admit to the scandalous truth of his bared ‘royalty.’ The oohs and...
Rudolph Who’s Rudolph?

Rudolph Who’s Rudolph?

WARNING: Risk of pre-season traumatic trembling. Recently, I’ve seen Christmas-themed advertising, complete with smiling faces and bow-wrapped parcels. For many, if not most, it’s too early to think about such things, with all that that entails. But there it is. Maybe...
Good Advice for Today, Tomorrow and…

Good Advice for Today, Tomorrow and…

NB – In the interest of being one who practices what he preaches (that is, being first and doing second) I’m letting Jesus speak to us today as translated by Eugene Peterson in The MESSAGE (Matthew chapter 6). “If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it...
The Primary Source

The Primary Source

I don’t know if you’ve noticed in you’re reading of the Bible, but God never pretties up the gritty, stark reality in the lives of his people. The scandalous and outrageous and cringeworthy are all in there, sometimes in stronger language and more graphic detail than...
That’s Life!

That’s Life!

In a comic strip this week (yes, another one!) two young boys were waxing philosophical, recounting their summer, celebrating the amazing adventures they had had, the success of which were measured by the number of trips to the Emergency Room. In the final frame,...
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