Pfizer and Ephesians: The Full Dose

Pfizer and Ephesians: The Full Dose

Recently, I was able to get the first dose of the two-dose Pfizer vaccine. I go back for the second April 21st. Then, I am told, I will need to wait a two additional weeks for it to have its full effect. In other words, God willing, by early May – I will be...
Is it Monday? Is it Thursday? What’s a “Maundy”?

Is it Monday? Is it Thursday? What’s a “Maundy”?

Today is Maundy Thursday. A Thursday I didn’t know existed until college. As I’ve written before, I am late to the game on the Christian calendar. Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving? Got it. Everything else? I’m learning. Though not true for all...
Let The Dead Bury Their Own Dead

Let The Dead Bury Their Own Dead

“Then Jesus said to another, ‘Follow me.’ ‘Lord,’ he said, ‘first let me go bury my father.’ But he told him, ‘Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and spread the news of the kingdom of God.'” (Luke...
Coming to Your Senses

Coming to Your Senses

A startling phrase in the Parable of the Prodigal Son is, “When he came to his senses…” (Luke 15:17). Jesus was/is letting His hearers know that the younger brother – the one who went nuts spending his daddy’s money – finally came...
Have the Stinkin’ Conversation

Have the Stinkin’ Conversation

Tucked away between the Gospel-rich story of David and Mephibosheth (2 Samuel 9) and the tragic account of David and Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11) lies a clinic on why conversations are necessary (2 Samuel 10). Hanun (the king of the Ammonites) assumed David sent men to spy...