Building on Jesus

The immaturity of the disciples at Corinth was anchored, to a large degree, by their infatuation with worldly wisdom (the words “wisdom” and “wise” appear 28 times in the first four chapters). Despite the eighteen months Paul had spent there and the letter he had written to them (5:9), they were stubbornly clinging to theirContinue reading “Building on Jesus”

The Challenge of Change

Toward the end of Les Miserables, Inspector Javert, the thorough going man of law and order for whom no grey area is possible, has his life saved by Jean Valjean—a man he has been pursuing for a decade. To make matters worse, Valjean then surrenders himself to Javert and to everyone’s astonishment (including himself), Javert turnsContinue reading “The Challenge of Change”