God Doesn’t Deserve Our Second-Best Efforts

After last Easter, I decided it was time to go back and read through some of the biblical texts that I seldom visit. Since I have read through Genesis on numerous occasions, I started with Exodus whose narrative format makes it an easy read. I quickly read through...

How to Know if You’re Serving Yourself or God

When I say “the way up is down,” I do not mean to infer this as a strategy for personal success, honor or reward. When the disciples were caught arguing about who would be the greatest in the kingdom of God, Jesus rebuked them and said, “Whoever...

The Me-First Philosophy Thrives in Pews, Pulpits

In “The Last Battle,” the final volume of “The Chronicles of Narnia,” there is a delightful scene toward the end of the story. A group of dwarfs sits huddled together in a tight little knot thinking they are in a pitch black, smelly hole of a...