By Graham Glover - This past weekend, I spent an evening with two of my closest friends from childhood. I’ve known these men since I was in sixth grade. One was my best friend and high school debate partner. The other is married to my wife’s best friend and is the father of our godchild … Continue reading The Enduring Importance of Friendship
By Cindy Koch - Until I taught a Bible study on Proverbs 31, I really didn’t know how very much women were hurt by this chapter in the Bible. Now, this is the inspired Word of God, and all of Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness (1 Timothy … Continue reading Remembering the Righteous Woman
By Joel A. Hess - Many people, even those who are remotely familiar with Christianity, know the popular story of Peter walking on the water. Oh sure, Jesus was more successful at this miraculous task, but we are far more excited about Peter’s experiment, right? Matthew tells us that one evening Jesus told the disciples … Continue reading Stay in the Boat!
By Scott Keith - *This week, I have given my spot over to my good friend and mentor Johan Hinderlie. Besides putting up with me as a friend, Johan has served as a radio preacher, Bible camp director, parish pastor, and tour leader. But he gets most of his fun pretending he is Martin Luther. … Continue reading The Reformation Brings “Good Works” to the Marriage Bed
By Paul Koch - Churches are strange things. There has always been religion, always been a recognition of something beyond our experience, beyond what we actually feel and taste and hear in our lives. And the various religions of the world have tried to answer big questions of life and afterlife, good and evil. The … Continue reading The Word is Near You
By Paul Nelson - There is a comfort in settling in with a set of drinks that you know you and those around you like and enjoy. It takes a certain amount of pressure off. That's where I've been settled for the past couple of months. Content. Preparing a rotation of a dozen or so … Continue reading Drink of the Week: Kyoto Dream
"So this becomes the easiest and the hardest thing to do in the middle of our story: simply listen to the words. Don't carry your bad experiences into the story. Don't listen to the world's screams from the shadows of liberation. Rather than change, ignore, and explain away these words of St. Paul, we will … Continue reading A Jagged Contention: Simply Listen