One Powerful Way To Speak Wisely

How can we speak wisely? Lots of people claim to have all of the answers and so many claim that their views alone are right and will beat down others in the process. But ask the smart and wise of this world what is the meaning of life, what happens when we die or ifContinue reading “One Powerful Way To Speak Wisely”

Is Holy Baptism Scandalous?

There is something scandalous about baptism. When parents come to have their children baptized, when I came to the waters of Holy Baptism to pour the baptismal water on my children’s little foreheads, there is something scandalous that happens there. Parents are bringing these children to the water and saying that their children have aContinue reading “Is Holy Baptism Scandalous?”

Parable of the Ten Virgins, Explained…. mostly

The Great Wisdom literature of the Bible talks about the way of wisdom and discernment and the way of foolishness as being like two separate paths that a person can follow or like two different people whose ways of living are proved as wise or foolish when a trial or crisis occurs. To live aContinue reading “Parable of the Ten Virgins, Explained…. mostly”

“Three Tempting Myths” Meditation

Whenever you start a conversation off about temptations and how Christians work through them it almost seems obligatory to tell that really worn joke about a fishing hook, a tasty worm and a fish and when the fish takes a bite out of the tasty worm it is hooked and pulled wherever the fisherman wantsContinue reading ““Three Tempting Myths” Meditation”