By Joel A. Hess - Surely since Plato’s republic—no, further back—since the builders of the tower of Babel, humankind has pursued the building of a perfect place, a perfect order, a perfect city, a utopia. Now, of course, it seems only natural from a young age to seek out a good existence. I recently cleaned … Continue reading Tired of making the world better?
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 Jaime Nava - We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things. This is Luther’s explanation of the first commandment, “You shall have no other Gods.” We tend to avoid the fear part. Either we water it down by saying things like, “Well, fear just means to be reverent.” Or we take … Continue reading Digital Dependency
By Graham Glover - I turned 41 last week and, for reasons I can’t explain, I think I’m having a quasi-mid-life crisis. By all standard measures I should have had this “crisis” last year when I officially went over the hill. I don’t care if 40 is the new 30 or even the new 20 … Continue reading My (Sort of, but Not Really) Mid-Life Crisis
By Cindy Koch - Every good mom wants to teach her child manners. We try hard to model and teach our kids the honorable path. We strive to have patience and gentle words. We try to teach our boys to be strong and steadfast, and our girls to be compassionate and dependable. We are passionate … Continue reading Constructive Ridicule
By Paul Koch - Mark 9:14-29 finds our Lord along with Peter, James, and John being reunited with the rest of the disciples. Now where they’ve been is important to what is about to unfold. They’ve been up on a nearby mountain, a mountain made famous by what took place there; we call it the … Continue reading Help My Unbelief