Quinn G. Calwell
Every time I read the story of Jacob and Esau, I'm struck again by how much Jacob. totally. sucks. Like, a lot.
It's an age-old question: "Why don't you come when I need you?"
Jesus told me to love my enemies, but Buddhism taught me how.
The killer brutally murdered a teenaged girl. Twenty-one years later he was still awaiting execution.
Most people can't stand criticism, much less persecution.
"We can't do this . . . we don't have the money."
Richard L. Floyd
The affection and intimacy Jesus had for his disciples offers a model of friendship that is in contrast to much of what passes for friendship in our time.
Martin B. Copenhaver
In the last decade or so of my father's life he developed an interest in wine.
John A. Nelson
In a preaching conference, the Rev. Dr. Thomas Long told about the time he was approached by a parishioner with an interest in contemporary church music: "Could we start a praise band?" Dr. Long replied, "Sure, as long as we start a lament band, too."
I do whatever I can to avoid talking about sex in church.