Posts from April 2021

Posts from April 2021

April 28, 2021

View Post Dear Friends, In a doctor’s office waiting room this week, I found myself seated in one of the five available, socially distanced chairs available for us when a sixth person arrived.  She was a young woman, in her 30’s perhaps.  She checked in, and since there was no seat available for her, she went and stood by the door. I sat there for a minute doing the moral calculus.  Who gets the chair?  The younger woman or the newly inaugurated…

April 21, 2021

Dear Friends, Have you ever downloaded one of those apps that looks like it can do amazing things, only to find out that the free version of the app has limited functionality, and if you want all the features, you need to make an “in app purchase?”  Usually the free version of the app is little more than a test drive.  It’s good for a spin, but it’s just there to whet the appetite.  For many of us, being a part of…

April 14, 2021

Dear Friends, I did it when I was a kid.  No doubt your kids have done it too.  They watch us.  They imitate us.  Like the boy in this commercial for bottled water.  https://ispot.tv/a/7VOT Click above to see the commercial. The old adage that “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” serves as a reminder that all of us, consciously or unconsciously, are observing others and modifying our own behavior based on what we see others we admire doing.  A whole…

April 7, 2021

Dear Friends, You’ve heard me quote Pastor Tim Keller many times over the years.  His book The Prodigal God is one of the Top 10 most influential books in my life.  When I’m studying a passage and preparing my sermons, I always ask “has Tim Keller ever preached on this passage?” (I have transcripts of all the sermons he preached between 1997 and 2011).  Thanks to him, I have a better understanding of the gospel today.  Tim was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer…