God’s Law

What if there were an app for that? [see description] It would be tempting. Think of it: no more nagging; no more hearing about how you’re wrong or insensitive or, whatever. But, you realize what you've done. You've turned him or her into an appliance. Every personal relationship has finality. Think of someone you know … Continue reading God’s Law

Stranger than Fiction

Imagine one day you realize you are a character in a story.  You thought your life was your own—that you could come and go as you please; that you had some sway over your future. But then, you begin to hear the voice of your author narrating you in the omniscient third person—explaining your actions, … Continue reading Stranger than Fiction

Interpreting the Bible

Detective Columbo is one of my TV heroes. First impression, he seems like an Inspector Clouseau from the Pink Panther—out of his league, bumbling, clueless. On the contrary, Lt Columbo is a master sleuth. This is revealed at the end of each episode when Coloumbo tells the second story—the sequence of events that shows, beyond … Continue reading Interpreting the Bible

Take This Personal (Triune God)

You’re standing in a crowded walk-way. Someone comes up, looks right at you, pushes you aside, then walks past. You say to them, “Hey, I’m a person, not an object!” A person is a relating being—a living being who relates, connects, and holds conversation with other relating beings. It’s inappropriate to treat a person like … Continue reading Take This Personal (Triune God)

The Trouble with Trusting a Tyrant

In a military leadership class I took, we watched the movie Twelve O’Clock High. The story is situated in World War II and centered on the commander of a bomber group, Brigadier General Savage. After suffering heavy losses, the unit’s morale and discipline has plummeted. General Savage is sent in to turn them around. Like … Continue reading The Trouble with Trusting a Tyrant