The Jesus Creed is a Scot McKnight blog located on the Christianity Today website. The blog is named after McKnight’s popular book by the same name. In the article below he explores the reason for the decline in interest in what evangelicalism is dishing up for this generation. The article is quite good and will
This is the weekly devotional for the week of 9/19-9/26. On Sunday the 26th Bev and I will be in Nashville, and we will be worshipping at the Otter Creek Church in Brentwood. This week’s devotional is not in its usual form. Still, I want to give you something to “chew on” for the week.
Language is fluid, constantly changing. Some dictionaries publish an annual list of the new words that make it into their updated editions. For example, “selfie” was named word of the year by the Oxford Dictionary in 2013.. In July, MSN posted an article about the new words that Dictionary.com had added to its list of
Pictures collect after 53 years of marriage. And children dread the time when they will have to go through boxes and boxes of unlabeled snapshots, many of which they don’t have a clue about. “Who on earth is that person standing next to my dad?” Or “where was that picture taken?” And many more mysteries.
One of the loveliest passages in the Old Testament is one found in Numbers 6:22-27. In this text, God tells Moses to instruct Aaron in the fine art of blessing the Israelites. “Thus you (Aaron) shall bless the Israelites: You shall say to them, The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his
The text for this week’s sermon is Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 in which the writer, called Koheleth, concludes that life is a participation in vanity and meaninglessness. The whole book, except for the last chapter is a journey through his despair and inability to find meaning in life. Although he concludes in the last verses of the
Worship was awkward where I went to church as a child. Whether the Sunday morning worship was acceptable depended on a very strict rite, from which we could not deviate. A set number of songs followed by a prayer and another song and the Lord’s Supper. If anyone deviated and sang too many or too
I got a shot today. I made the appointment yesterday and walked into the Pharmacy today at 9:30 AM. There was no significant line. No protestors. Nothing much to fill out. Actually, it was no big deal. A pharmacist walked into the little waiting room with a syringe and bottle of vaccine all-in-one. After rubbing
My granddaughter, Jenna, sent me a book recently; she found it in the Tampa airport. She is a bookworm and reads really good stuff, so I take notice if she say’s “read this.” The book chronicles the bike ride of a gay man from Oregon to Patagonia, Chile, almost to the very tip of South
Text–Luke 9:57-62: 57 As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” 58 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” 59 To another he said, “Follow me.”