February 16, 2019

A Cautionary Tale

Once upon a time, in the early 1800s, there was a very poor country, so poor, in fact, that many of its citizens left for other countries.  However, this nation did have one thing in which it...

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Choosing Well

Cursed is the one who trusts in human beings, who seeks his strength in flesh… The message is somber and blunt, but we shall thank God all the same. How accurate is this warning? Let us begin by...

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Into the Deep

In the Gospel of Luke (5:1-11), Jesus turns to Simon Peter and says: “Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch.” In reply, he speaks for himself and the other disciples: “Master, we...

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Choosing Well

Cursed is the one who trusts in human beings, who seeks his strength in flesh… The message is somber and blunt, but we shall thank God all the same. How accurate is this warning? Let us begin by asking ourselves: “who keeps failing us?” Many would...

Into the Deep

In the Gospel of Luke (5:1-11), Jesus turns to Simon Peter and says: “Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch.” In reply, he speaks for himself and the other disciples: “Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing...

When the Word Reaches Our Hearts

To how many thousands of words were we exposed this past week? From newspapers, magazines, leaflets, notices, forms, contracts, radio, TV, social media….Weary, we take refuge in our church today and we tell ourselves: “I need a break; I need...

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A Cautionary Tale

Once upon a time, in the early 1800s, there was a very poor country, so poor, in fact, that many of its citizens left for other countries.  However, this nation did have one thing in which it excelled—literacy. Nearly 75% of the population...

Choosing Well

Cursed is the one who trusts in human beings, who seeks his strength in flesh… The message is somber and blunt, but we shall thank God all the same. How accurate is this warning? Let us begin by asking ourselves: “who keeps failing us?” Many would...

Into the Deep

In the Gospel of Luke (5:1-11), Jesus turns to Simon Peter and says: “Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch.” In reply, he speaks for himself and the other disciples: “Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing...

Why is Socialism So Popular?

Socialism has been the rage among intellectual elites for a long time. What was different in 2016 was that it had a strong political candidate, Bernie Sanders, who in a fair Democrat campaign would have beaten Hillary Clinton. But the political...

When the Word Reaches Our Hearts

To how many thousands of words were we exposed this past week? From newspapers, magazines, leaflets, notices, forms, contracts, radio, TV, social media….Weary, we take refuge in our church today and we tell ourselves: “I need a break; I need...

Be Afraid; Be Very Afraid

Did you ever hear of Sheridan School? It’s a K-8 school in northwest Washington D.C. It’s private, and if you want to send your child there, it will cost you over $36,000 per year. Not exactly a place for the indigent to get an education. The school...

Sometimes the Truth Hurts

One of the effects of original sin is that, as human beings, we tend to be self-centered, and often have an overly-exalted opinion of ourselves. For instance, when Napoleon was planning his great invasion of Russia in 1812, someone warned him, “Sir...

How Did We Get Here?

I must admit that I am somewhat surprised by the reaction of many moderates and conservatives to the now infamous abortion law passed in the New York Senate. Suddenly people are stunned that babies can be killed right up to the moment of birth. Many...