I have done more work in digital Bibles over the past several years in my study because I can put notes directly into the text and do a LOT more than in any wide margin Bible. I didn’t realize just how far back that went until this morning. Continue reading “Early warning system”
A phrase I use a lot is “We need to move from the pathetic to the prophetic.” Continue reading “From Pathetic to Prophetic”
Exo 33:18 — Exo 33:20 (NIV)
18 Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.” Continue reading “Knowing God “
This is my confession. As a pastor, as an educator, as a member of the community, I have made a mistake in using the symbol: #NeverTrump. Continue reading “My apology for using #NeverTrump”
I delight in your decrees;
I will not neglect your word. (Ps. 119:16, NIV) Continue reading “The utter delight of his word”
Our current series at Heights Church is “Living in Babylon.”
There are some reflections I have on the Book of Daniel that won’t make it into a Sunday sermon.
Here are some basic thoughts from Daniel 3 I posted our church site.
Our most severe tests come when we don’t recognize the idol right in front of us and everyone bowing seems like the “patriotic” thing to do. I don’t refer to just our own time. I give the illustration of Dietrich Bonhoeffer in Germany as well. He faced tough decisions concerning allegiance and paid the ultimate price for it.
There is a testing that will refine us in these days. We need to learn that the heat brings out the best. It’s not meant for our harm.
The days ahead can be the best for the American church. We need our eyes open.
My current reading has me in Exodus and Acts. A quick observation on power and control in my early reading: Continue reading “Pharaohs, Pharisees, and Faith”