By Paul Koch - In ancient Roman mythology, Iustitia was the goddess of Justice. Introduced by Emperor Augustus, she became an enduring symbol of virtue and morality in the judicial system. Her image is still found today in courthouses, from small country locals to the Supreme Court of the United States. You’ve all seen her … Continue reading Now is the Time
By Tim Winterstein - “What is truth?” Pilate asked Jesus when Jesus said that those who are of the Truth listen to His voice (John 18:37-38). Intentionally or unintentionally, Hirokazu Kore-eda's The Third Murder ([Sandome no satsujin], 2017, streaming on Amazon Prime) is a longer meditation on Pilate's question, also in the context of a … Continue reading What is Truth?
By Paul Koch – Over the years I have read quite a bit about the influence of Scientific Management in our schools, corporations and military but I had never really thought much about its influence in the church. Scientific Management views efficiency as the highest good. So if you want a good and well-oiled society … Continue reading In Praise of the Inefficient Church
By Joel A. Hess - A week ago I had the pleasure of enjoying a drink or two with an American hero. Not only had he served this country in Vietnam and other wars, but he was also rewarded with the mantel of leadership in our armed forces. In addition to these achievements, this man … Continue reading We are all Superstitious
By Cindy Koch - As a Christian, it should be a natural thing to know how to pray. The Word of God is powerful. In the middle of a confused and darkened world, we take comfort in the light. The Word of God distinguishes between the right and the wrong, the good and the bad, … Continue reading Confident Prayers
By Paul Koch - There is this great Monty Python sketch from the movie The Meaning of Life where the vicar of a church leads the children in prayer. They repeat after him, “O Lord, you are so big. So absolutely huge. Gosh, we’re all really impressed down here, I can tell you…” Now, I … Continue reading His Will and Your Will
By Tim Winterstein - "And you may find yourself/Living in a shotgun shack And you may find yourself/In another part of the world And you may find yourself/Behind the wheel of a large automobile And you may find yourself in a beautiful house/With a beautiful wife And you may ask yourself, well/How did I get … Continue reading Chasing Life’s Lottery