Based on data from people applying for Social Security cards for their children, the most popular baby names for boys are: Liam, Noah, Oliver, Elijah, James, William, Benjamin, Lucas, Henry, and Theodore. But no Onesimus. That’s too bad. Although it’s a little long at four consonants (so you’d probably have to come up with aContinue reading “Useful!”

Israel’s Law and Order (1)

In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups. The police who investigate crime and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories. I would guess that most people are able to recognize the above as the words that open every episode of Law andContinue reading “Israel’s Law and Order (1)”

Changing the World

Submission is a prominent theme in 1 Peter. He speaks of the younger being submissive to the older (5:5), wives to their husbands (3:1,5), slaves to their masters (2:18) and disciples to civil authorities (2:13). Additionally, there are other places where he uses the word “humble” to urge submissive conduct (3:8,5:5-6). The central section whereContinue reading “Changing the World”