David Williams is pastor of Poolesville Presbyterian Church in Maryland. He blogs at Beloved Spear, part of the CCblogs network.
What is it that defines us, as beings? What gives cohesion to our sense of ourselves, and then establishes our relationship to others?
These questions were bopping around in my head the other day as I was walking the dog.
It was the strangest thing.
I was heaving my way through a book by Creflo A. Dollar, one of the most potent purveyors of prosperity preaching in the United States.
"No greater love than this," Jesus intones, and then he talks about laying down his life for his friends.