grace


Caleb in the Driver’s Seat 1

There once was a young man named Caleb who I promised I would write about one day…perhaps he reminds you of yourself, I know he does me. Most of us, as we neared our driving age, strongly desired to grab the keys, jump into the driver’s seat and zip away from the driveway into freedom! […]


Throwing Rocks 1

I have a commentary on Isaiah that is basically useless except for an occasional quote such as this one: When someone has been wronged, it is easy for the awareness of that injustice to possess the whole being.  John Goldingay While Mr. Goldingay and I disagree on many issues regarding the prophet Isaiah’s writings, we […]


Self-Justification

It seems that we as humans can justify almost anything. Our ability to give ourselves grace is unlimited. We always know we had the best motives and intentions, and we make sure everyone else does as well. When confronted with something that challenges our positive self-image or behavior, we often respond with: • You don’t […]


Christian Skin-Fest?

Hosea 2:2 -But now bring charges against Israel—your mother— for she is no longer my wife, and I am no longer her husband. Tell her to remove the prostitute’s makeup from her face and the clothing that exposes her breasts. An interesting way the translators for the NLT described rebellious Israel in the last part […]