Ed has the gift of exhortation. He can draw hard lines by applying Scriptural principles to his own experience. When others with different experience find their lines in different places, Ed quickly concludes that those others are either liberal or legalistic, depending on where their lines land. Mark has the gift of mercy. He can find […]
Nobody writes about tear-stained keyboards. It just sounds silly. Unlike those ancient authors who wept over literal ink on paper, the blurry letters before me will clear up when my eyes dry.
Again last week, I read a story of abuse. One person, believing himself to be right and just, injured another who was weaker. The physical injuries eventually healed - mostly. But the emotional injuries erupted again last week, some thirty years later. These stories seem to be more and more common.
But this time, I knew the person who was hurt.
Yes. It’s true. I love sin. Don’t get me wrong – I love God; I really do. Or, at least I’ve convinced myself that I do. But my love for God is imperfect. It’s a weak love — an inconsistent love. And when I’ve been self-focused (Galatians 6:8), when I don’t “retain God in [my] knowledge” […]
When I wrote about my exercise of quiet listening last week, I had no idea what challenges I would face this Wednesday. Just before my walk, I hit a situation that filled my mind with alternating thoughts of guilt and blame.