Books of the Bible: Ephesians

Books of the Bible: Ephesians

The Great Laboratory of Love

Richard L. Floyd

A pastor friend of mine is known to have told his congregation, "If there isn't somebody here who rubs you the wrong way you need to come around more often."


Finding God in All the Wrong Places

Martin B. Copenhaver

On a number of occasions I have hiked in the interior reaches of the Grand Canyon.


Give Up Trying to Save Yourself

Rob Buford

Many well-meaning religious teachers taught us that there are requirements for God to love us. But Jesus says this is a lie.


Canonize Yourself

Lillian Daniel

So go ahead. Canonize yourself. You're just claiming what has already been given to you by Jesus, who loves us, as imperfect as we are. 


Exposing Darkness

Kenneth L. Samuel

Exposing evil is risky business.


Sacred Speech/Verbal Pollution

Tony Robinson

Truth is elusive and hard to come by. Figuring out what is true, listening for truth, speaking truth; it's hard work.


A Victory Speech from Someone Who Never Wins Anything 

Lillian Daniel

When it comes to little contests and games of chance, I never win anything. But guess who guessed the number of chocolate coffee beans in the jar last Sunday?  


Whatever Makes You Ready

Jennifer Brownell

Different conflicts call for different approaches to peace, as much as different weather calls for different footwear. 


Heights of Humility

Kenneth Samuel

God often elevates us to low places


A Loaded Statement and the Benefit of the Doubt

Lillian Daniel

Sometimes when Christians say, "I'll pray for you," it's a loaded statement.