ArchiveMay 2011

Stubborn Disciple(s)


Sometimes I think I am the most stubborn disciple of all…. In the gospel of Mark, the disciples are often depicted as … fools… They never get it right.  They never understand what Jesus is saying or doing.  They always say the wrong things.  Jesus spent as much time rebuking them as he did with the Pharisees. Take Mark 8:14-21 for example…  The...

Devotion: The Passion Of Patience


This is taken from Oswald Chamber’s “My Utmost For His Highest” Devotion: “Though it tarry, wait for it.” Habakkuk 2:3 Patience is not indifference; patience conveys the idea of an immensely strong rock withstanding all onslaughts. The vision of God is the source of patience, because it imparts a moral inspiration. Moses endured, not because he had an ideal of right...

Bin Laden and Loving Your Enemies


Last night, the announcement that Bin Laden is dead. This morning, I watched BBC as they covered how he was killed, those that were involved, eye witnesses and those that are celebrating. I was browsing online and found a post about Loving Your Enemies in response to the recent news to Bin Laden: The announcement hit last night that Osama Bin Laden had been killed in a firefight in Pakistan. The...

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