Nobody said U.S. politics were dull. Like most of the world, I watched the recent U.S. presidential race alternating between fascination, amusement, and horror. Sometimes all three at the same time. It’s the kind of election that will be analyzed from every angle for years to come. I’ve been sorting through my own thinking on … Continue reading Our Thoughts and Words Matter
“Treat others the way you want to be treated!” I don’t know about you, but that’s been a mantra in our house ever since our kids were little. “Would you like them to treat you that way? No! So treat them the way you want to be treated!” Of course, this parental advice is always … Continue reading Dusting Off the “Golden Rule”
We all know about the WWJD gear. Those bracelets, of course. The t-shirts. The coffee mugs. The hippy Jesus doll. The hot air balloon. All that peaked maybe 15 years ago, though it still percolates in our collective Christian consciousness. The idea was sparked by Charles Sheldon’s 1896 book, In His Steps, a story about … Continue reading “What Would Jesus Do?” is the right question to ask, but…
Love is All We Need | Scripture and Jesus on Love | What is Love? Love, Above All | How Should We Then Love? I started the week by getting up on my soapbox and boldly declaring: “Love is all we need, folks! All we need is love!” In our complex, chaotic, confusing world, we Christians don’t need greater … Continue reading How Should We Then Love?
Love is All We Need | Scripture and Jesus on Love | What is Love? Love, Above All | How Should We Then Love? In my first post I got on my soapbox and boldly declared: “Love is all we need, folks! All we need is love!” In our complex, chaotic, confusing world, we Christians don’t need greater certainty … Continue reading Love, Above All