The Gospel of Matthew has all the elements of a fantasy novel—except every word is true. Continue reading what sort of king is this?
Like most of the old hymns, “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” tells us things about God, not about ourselves or our needs. Continue reading what the herald angels sang
Militant irreverence makes us pigs, by Christ’s own words. Not contempt for our views—but contempt for our God. Continue reading how to tell a sheep from a pig
This begins a series on the ethics of food: how to pray over it, think about it and choose it, all without judging your neighbor or violating your conscience. Continue reading What would Jesus eat?
May we all be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. May we roar with the Lion of Judah and rest in the Lamb of God. Deliver us from temptation. Lead us beside still waters. Continue reading beginnings and benedictions
Love is not a word. It is a deed. Continue reading a word of need, #5
“He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters.” No I didn’t write that. But I wrote about it. Continue reading a shepherd’s heart