Posted in April 2013

Church is Good for You

Not long ago, I blogged the news that it’s better to give than to receive. Now comes the news that going to church is good for you. It’s almost like there was some kind of supernatural agency that wanted us to know how we could have better lives. (I blogged this on the web site … Continue reading »

Tab Sweep

There are categories of people you will only reach using social media, as this infographic depicts. (Data from this Pew survey.) The Methodist Hymnal? There’s an app for that! Here’s news about an archaeological excavation of a 1st century synagogue from Magdala. Pope Francis calls Catholics to leave their comfort zones. That’s good advice. But … Continue reading »

It really is better to give…

The Apostle Paul cites a saying of Jesus (not recorded in the gospel accounts): In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ According to this New York … Continue reading »

After Matthew Warren’s Suicide

I feel so bad for Rick and Kay Warren, grieving the suicide of their son Matthew at 27. Of course, there are no words, but as Greg Laurie said on his blog, there is the Word: God with us. I can’t imagine losing one of my children at all, much less to spend a lifetime … Continue reading »

Grace in Motion

Here’s an excellent example of Grace: It’s a good place to start the next time you’re trying to imagine how God treats us. Jesus said, “If your little boy asks for a serving of fish, do you scare him with a live snake on his plate? If your little girl asks for an egg, do … Continue reading »