This week Norma Jean and I are in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, a lovely city in the Northwest part of the state known for its water sports on beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene.
Sunday, we were blessed to worship with the Coeur d’Alene church. Due to “social distancing,” our interactions with the brethren were brief, but we felt welcomed and enjoyed our time of fellowship together.
Their preacher, Steven Findley, presented a fine lesson from Deuteronomy 6, one of my favorite texts. Continue reading
“Close call.” Posted my friend and former college classmate Nancy (Clendening) Reaves.
Saturday evening, Nancy and her husband, Brownie, a preaching colleague of mine, were driving through Atlanta. Suddenly, Nancy, recounted, “A young black man ran out onto Hwy 85 intending to harm whoever was in the next car. It. Was. Me. He threw a big rock at my car window. Brownie was driving. It hit the door rim and was two inches from hitting me.” Continue reading
“No justice. No peace.” Protestors have cried across America’s major cities for the past week.
From New York City to Minneapolis to Los Angeles and in between, people have been demonstrating against police brutality in response to the death of George Floyd, a black man, at the hands of a white cop.
Pop star, Beyoncé, expressed the feelings of so many in a video posted Saturday: “We need justice for George Floyd. We all witnessed his murder in broad daylight. We’re broken and we’re disgusted. We cannot normalize this pain.” Continue reading
Dr. Karl Barth, the Swiss born theologian, has been called “one of the most brilliant and complex intellectuals of the 20th century.”
Barth was a prolific writer as he authored massive volumes on the meaning of life and faith. The story is told that he was once visiting America, speaking at a theological seminary. During a Q & A session one of the students asked Barth what he no doubt thought to be a very deep and probing question.
“Dr. Barth, what was the greatest thought that has ever crossed your mind? Continue reading
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A Passage To Ponder: Psalm 34
Challenging Quotes From Teddy Roosevelt
When Good People Sin
Have a great weekend. And a good Lord’s Day tomorrow
Ken Weliever, The Preacherman
in 1981, Harold Kushner, a prominent Jewish scholar, wrote “When Bad Things Happen to Good People.” It was a best seller, because we are both troubled and intrigued by that question.
Equally perplexing is “Why do good people sin?” Continue reading
In the past week Norma Jean and I have traveled from the Smoky Mountains to North Dakota. We’re on the way to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. And then to Glacier National Park. There we will wait to see if and when the US-Canadian border opens.
We spent last night in Medora, just outside Theodore Roosevelt National Park. And plan to tour it today. Continue reading