All or nothing, part 1: Ephesians 4:1-29

Ephesians 4 contains life verses that I review at least every year, especially the last half of the chapter. For me, it's a handy guide to maturity in Christ. Paul begins by identifying himself as "the prisoner of the Lord," and appealing to the Ephesians "to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with … Continue reading All or nothing, part 1: Ephesians 4:1-29

Beyond bias

In 1 Timothy 5:21, Paul writes, "I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of His chosen angels, to maintain these principles without bias, doing nothing in a spirit of partiality." This verse sings a common refrain to Christians: we are to do what God asks, making no exceptions, … Continue reading Beyond bias

A Place for Mom

This Sunday is Mother's Day, a perennially difficult day for those who have lost mothers, mothers who have lost children or women who wish they were mothers. I've spent time in all three categories. For those formerly untouched by tragedy, this year's celebration might bring new sadness in dealing with the restrictions, lockdowns, illnesses and … Continue reading A Place for Mom

Thus Always to Tyrants

And I thought I might not have something to write about this week. In an April 15 Associated Press article, Mike Stobbe reported, "The U.S. tally of coronavirus cases and deaths could soon jump because federal health officials will now count illnesses that are not confirmed by lab testing. The Centers for Disease Control and … Continue reading Thus Always to Tyrants