In my 40 plus years as a Christian, I have observed that most discussions of spiritual gifts tend to focus on the more sensational gifts listed in 1 Corinthians 12: 8-10: gifts such as working miracles, tongues, prophecy, special knowledge and healing. However, I have rarely heard believers dig into the more ordinary gifts of […]
I don’t know about you, but I have the knack for reading scripture through a filter which allows the truths to go to my head without touching my heart. This filter has enabled me to read Jesus’ story about the rich fool without ever considering if that fool might be me. However, I am now […]
photo credit: Ani Carrington He was a political hot potato – a prisoner accused of organizing a coup to overthrow the government. Because of death threats by his enemies, a soldier was assigned to escort him to the court venue where he would stand trial. Part of the travel itinerary included passage via ship; it […]
Moses, by any standard, was a great man — he was instrumental in liberating an entire nation from slavery. Yet his path toward this success was cluttered with obstacles, the most prominent being the huge wealth at his fingertips by virtue of being an adopted son of the leader of richest nation in the world.
photo credit: neyugnd “Whoever wants to be great must become a servant.” (Mark 10:43 MSG) Tale of two bosses During my last two summers before graduating from college, I worked as an engineering apprentice on the construction of Interstate 57 in southern Illinois. I was on a survey crew that first summer, driving hundreds of […]