Is ‘discipleship’ killing the Church?

‘Two sides of the same coin’ is a common enough saying. So, it came to mind as I was reading the temptation of Jesus in the desert followed by his preaching in the synagogue.   In the wilderness, he was sustained by reading scripture. He developed faith in the sustaining goodness of God. He re-affirmed [...]

Seeing in part

Now we see only a dim likeness of things. It is as if we were seeing them in a foggy mirror. But someday we will see clearly. We will see face to face. What I know now is not complete. But someday I will know completely, just as God knows me completely. 1 Corinthians 13.2 [...]

Seeing the future?

It wouldn't have happened if the slide projector's  bulb hadn't exploded. Angry at the darkening screen, the father ordered his disappointed children to bed. There would be no pictures from that magic lantern tonight. Next day, he walked from his paneled office several blocks to a less prosperous part of town. There he mounted the [...]