Posts from November 2017

Posts from November 2017

CHRIST THE KING

Today is the final Sunday of the Christian Church year, sometimes called Christ the King Sunday.   We find ourselves fittingly aware of the last days.  We know the King is coming soon, but we are not given to forecast the day or the hour. For most of us – especially for us Americans – maybe it’s a challenge to identify with Jesus as our King.    After all, we don’t have…

WHO IS THE GREATEST

“Who is the greatest?” asked the disciples.   Jesus is on His grim march to the cross, the sacrifice of His very self in utter servitude to save us all – and His dense disciples want to know who gets the executive office suite with the corner window in the coming kingdom.   Peter, James and John were chosen to accompany Christ to the Mount of Transfiguration.  They were,…

THE WISDOM OF GOD

Those who have heard of Albert Schweitzer have a number of images come to mind. That’s understandable.  In his 90 years, Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) was a brilliant philosopher, physician, musician, clergyman and theological writer.  Before he was 30 he won an international reputation as a writer, organist and organ builder.  He was also an authority on the works of the…

A CLEAR WORD

Mark Twain, the irreverent American humorist, once remarked: “ It ain’t those parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it’s the parts that I do understand.” A journey through the New Testament letter of James reveals how clear and uncomplicated the Scriptures can be. James talks like an Old Testament prophet – and like Jesus Himself.  He is…