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Name Drop

Mika Devoux
March 18, 2017

Dropping names can be a good or not-so-good thing. Today, let’s look at a story that is both. Maybe the good/not-so-good qualities depend on who’s dropping and who’s receiving.

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What To Do with Real People

John McLarty
March 11, 2017

In the Ten Commandments we read: Do not bow down to any image of any God. The command is repeated several times in the Books of Moses. The law even states that if a friend or relative merely suggests paying … More

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Have You Seen Ahab’s Repentance?

John McLarty
March 4, 2017

Once Jesus was preaching and some people brought a friend for healing. They were carrying the sick on a litter because he was paralyzed. Arriving at the house where Jesus was holding court, the friends ran into a dense crowd. … More

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Direct Encounters with God 3: Whose Side Are You On?

John McLarty
February 25, 2017

When we are fully devoted to God, it is natural to think of God as “on our side.” It is a small step from there to imagining that God is against our enemies. The Hebrew prophets and Jesus and the … More

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Direct Encounters with God 2: Pedestrian Visions

John McLarty
February 18, 2017

Sometimes encounters with God are so powerful, so overwhelming, they immediately and irrevocably change the person. The experience of the prophet Isaiah recorded in Isaiah 6 was like that. These overwhelming, transforming encounters cannot be programmed or cultivated or earned. … More

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