Rediscovering God – Hearing it Again for the First Time

Philip Yancey wrote, “Strangely, rediscovery may strike a deeper chord than discovery.” (What’s So Amazing About Grace, 52). There are fewer books in the Bible that is more true of than the Psalms. Written over half a century and read now for three thousand years the psalms are valuable in the process of rediscovering God. […]

Looking Back on September 11, 2001

For those of us who are less than 70 years old New York City on September 11, 2001 is our Pearl Harbor, Hawaii December 7, 1941. It is a moment in time that shaped our thinking, rent our hearts, and reminded us all of what was really important. I was a graduate student at the […]

The History of Samaritan-Jewish Enmity

In the New Testament there are several stories that give us a taste for the distaste of Jews for Samaritans in the first century. The two most prominent passages are in John 4 and John 8:48. In John 4, Jesus makes his way to Galilee by way of Samaria. In the city of Sychar he […]

Things Have Certainly Changed – D-Day Prayer

Have a listen to this prayer by F.D.R. or read the text. Things have certainly changed. I don’t mean that as a slam on Bush because he has done better with this aspect of the office than most. Our politics and culture certainly have shifted and it is a great loss to our country.

Saddam Calls For End of Hatred

In Saddam Hussein’s farewell letter to the Iraqi people as his execution approaches he penned the following words, “I call on you not to hate because hate does not leave space for a person to be fair and it makes you blind and closes all doors of thinking.” And… “Dear faithful people, I say goodbye […]