Archive for February, 2017

The Sniff Test

Five senses—to see, hear, taste, touch— and about this time of year the last reminds us that we are not alone. A skunk smells. But what? Itself? Grubbs? Danger? I recently read the words of someone who understood our human inclination to call out the wrongs of others—while giving ourselves a pass, a passing grade, or a […]

For the Love of God

A friend recently called my attention to a book titled “Testaments of Love, a study of love in the Bible.” It was published in 1981 and written by well-known Australian author, Leon Morris. Even though the book is heavily footnoted  I am impressed not only with its clarity— but also that it may be the book I didn’t […]

Between the Lines

There’s a time to speak and a time to be quiet. Or as Solomon put it, a time to be quiet and a time to speak. Be still and know… God must think that way too. His Book is full of bounded silence. What is said matters. And what is not  said. What is not said can be a […]