Pocket-dialing and the Law: It’s Public

Lindsey Bever: It’s the primal fear of the cellphone age. You’re having what you believe is a private conversation at a restaurant or perhaps a hotel suite. Maybe you’re talking about someone back at the office you’d like to get rid of. You go on for hours, maybe longer, confident that since you’re miles away, [Read More...]

The NIV and Me (by Mark Stevens)

Used by permission: By Mark Stevens, a pastor friend in Australia The NIV and Me 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the New International Translation of the Bible. Below are my own thoughts and reflections on this translation that has changed the way many Christians read the Bible. 60 years ago a major shift began [Read More...]

Kingdom at the Table

At the table so much happens in the Bible, especially with Jesus and his fellow Galileans. We ignore perhaps the significance of meals and food in our world and this leads us not to notice the importance of meals and food in the world of Jesus. If we have eyes, however, we will see how [Read More...]

In a Year … Join Us for this Tour

I cannot imagine anything more rewarding for understanding the first three decades of the church than taking a tour of places where Paul and John established and wrote to churches. So I’m hoping you will consider joining us … I am preparing special talks (not long lectures) on each of Paul’s letters and as often [Read More...]

Good Deed of the Week

Mary Bowerman: When Kaylee Goemans took her newborn son to the emergency room, the last thing she needed was to add a towed car to her list of worries. The Ontario, Canada, mom paid for four hours of metered parking at the hospital July 13 but quickly realized she would need to add more time, the Globe and [Read More...]

Prayer for the Week

O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns [Read More...]

Body by God

It is undeniable that God has housed us in bodies.  It is also undeniable that these bodies affect what we typically label our “souls” or “spirits.”  Many times during the course of the day we are reminded of this fact.  Migraines make it more challenging to pray.  Pushing ourselves during a workout can make depression [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings, 25 July 2015

Not only has Harper Lee been published many years since her last book, but so too Dr. Seuss. Image from the page at WaPo and at Amazon. A newly discovered Dr. Seuss book goes on sale this week, 25 years after the beloved author’s last work, “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” “What Pet Should I Get?” tells [Read More...]

Aging and Time

Ana Swanson: Have you ever observed that time seems to be going by faster as you get older? There’s a reason that one summer seems to stretch out forever when you’re a kid, but zips by before you know it when you’re 30. That reason is perspective, as a gorgeous interactive visualization, by Austrian designer Maximilian Kiener, [Read More...]

Death Hits Home (by John Frye)

My mother died last Wednesday. I am thankful that Jesus Christ, the Resurrection and the Life, gets to have the final word: glory. What feels like ‘the sting of death’is only the expected and natural process of grieving. My mother was a life-long devoted follower of Jesus with a minor detour into a false version [Read More...]