Unity and Diversity

As our mission team made its way through the airport in Atlanta, we received several quizzical looks and a few questions. Most people wanted to know if we were actually traveling with each other or if circumstances had somehow conspired to bring two people wearing Alabama colors together with two people wearing Auburn colors. (I was temptedContinue reading “Unity and Diversity”

Being a Woman is a Wonderful Thing (1)

Janice and I are blessed with two adult daughters and one granddaughter. We also have an adult son and four grandsons, but this little piece is not about the boys—it is all about the girls. It should pain our hearts deeply whenever women are mistreated—all the way from a failure to being appreciated to theContinue reading “Being a Woman is a Wonderful Thing (1)”

A Crime Against the Church

There was a serious issue at Corinth. The problem was they had exalted certain disciples among them (specifically Paul and Apollos—see 3:4ff). While there’s nothing wrong and plenty right in having leaders who model correct attitudes and behaviors (11:1), the situation at Corinth went far beyond that. The disciples had not only put Paul andContinue reading “A Crime Against the Church”

“We Treat You Like Family”

This seems to be the slogan of every other business. I did a search of the phrase and the first page showed it was used by a car dealership, a medical center, a bank, and a real estate company. Sports teams also speak of their fanbases as family. (Although I have yet to find aContinue reading ““We Treat You Like Family””

Coming Attractions

“Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell together in unity!” (Psalm 133:1 ESV). To say that brothers don’t always dwell together in unity is an understatement. The biblical witness provides us with too many examples of this sad truth. There was Cain and Abel, Jacob and Esau and Joseph and his brothers.Continue reading “Coming Attractions”