We Don’t Do Kings

We Don’t Do Kings

As Donald Trump basks in a self-designed and elaborate military send-off from Washington and Joe Biden takes the solemn oath of office as our 46th president, I am reminded that in America, we don’t do kings. We do elections. Free and fair elections: cries and lies of...
A New Look at an Old Word

A New Look at an Old Word

Those of us who participated in or at least lived through the hot debates on “inerrancy” that divided the Southern Baptist Convention will recall that a favorite term of its adherents was (and is) theopneustos, a rare word that appears only once in the Bible, in 2...
I Resolve to – Stretch

I Resolve to – Stretch

Earlier this month, with the semester over and an anniversary to celebrate, Susan and I headed to a mountain cabin for a few days. The weather was chilly, but mostly decent, so we managed to get in several good hikes. Over three days, we hiked about 25 miles on...
A Creative Christmas

A Creative Christmas

Christmas brings out the creativity in many people. Neighbors on our cul-de-sac like to exchange original holiday-themed crafts, Christmas cookie trays or special drinks from hot chocolate mix to homemade wine to apple cider spiked with moonshine. This Christmas is...
Who Can You Trust?

Who Can You Trust?

Every year, the Gallup organization takes a poll of Americans with regard to which professions they deem to be the most honest and ethical – that is, who is worthy of our trust. In 2019, for the 18th straight year, nurses topped the poll, and by a wide margin....