What animates our being? What possesses or consumes us?
Epiphany | Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany (Year B)
Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Mark 1:21-28
True prophets have a different bottom line than false ones, but that doesn’t make them any easier to recognize.
In the days before every district superintendent carried a cell phone, driving the charge conference circuit was a great opportunity to listen to the radio. My favorite station was NPR. More than once I found myself totally enthralled by a broadcast story. Sometimes I would pull into my own driveway but be unable to get out of the car because I was a prisoner of a story. I sat on the edge of my seat, my hand ready to turn the car key, unable to move. Maybe it was the story about the little boy caught in a moral dilemma: he needed to tell his mother the truth about a neighborhood crime, but could not betray a confidence. What would he do?
by Ray RhoadsJanuary 24, 2006
It’s been said that the lessons of history are never clear, and when they are they’re usually wrong.
by Paul KeimJanuary 25, 2003