Archive for August, 2010

Abbas and Netanyahu in Washington

On Thursday, September 2, the latest rounds of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks are scheduled to begin in Washington. According to Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority, the talks will collapse if Israel does not extend its freeze on construction in the West Bank. On the same day Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, reportedly said […]

Three to Watch For

Everyone has faith in something. No one can live very long without hope. And those who don’t believe in God often make a strong case for loving one another. So is it any wonder that those who do not think Christ is the only way to God are not impressed when they hear his followers […]

Trouble in 2s Maybe 3

For all of the harm they do, maybe we should post their likeness, aliases, descriptions, and modes of operation on public bulletin boards. The 3rd usually goes by the name of “jealousy”. It’s been described as a possessive fear of losing something that we think belongs to us. God can handle the emotion in a […]

Treasure Hunter’s Field Guide

Paul says that in Christ “are hid all of the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col 2:3). He writes this out of his belief that the Jesus who died in our behalf on a Roman Cross is no less than (yet far more than) the Creator of the universe (Col 1:16). Seems to me that […]

Poison Ivy or Wild Blackberry

Years ago I chased a softball into patch of poison ivy. Ever since, I’ve been looking for it (not the ball but PI) along the edges of wooded areas, in fields, and even among the myrtle of our yard. Haven’t forgotten the weeks of blisters, itch, and discomfort. Along the way, I’ve appreciated the simple […]

What Comes to Mind?

Got this picture the other day after coming upon a couple of young bucks sparring. Have been trying to think of a reason to post it. It’s a bit small. But you should be able to  enlarge the picture by clicking on it. Remembered it again this morning while thinking about the way the New […]

The Value of a Person

What did Jesus mean when he said that “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath” (Mark 2:27)? Could people be more important than the laws of God? The question is similar to the business-related question we’ve been discussing the last couple of days: Are people and relationships more important than […]

What’s More Important?

In a business, what is more important, people or process, relationships or product? Or to clarify, what is more important in a commercial enterprise, people and relationships or process and product? My guess is that some of us would say that this is a no-brainer. But I’m also guessing that among those of us who […]

A Reason for Celebration

Am in the studio again this week with Haddon, Alice, and Brian recording Discover the Word conversations. Slowly making our way through the Sermon on the Mount, we spent some time yesterday talking about what Jesus meant when he said, “For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes […]

Responding to Insult

By Internet or television, much of the world saw an Iraqi journalist throw both of his shoes at an American President. The shoe incident, however, was a minor embarrassment compared to a public display of contempt described in the Bible. The insult happened on a day that was already one of the lowest moments in […]

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