As a 6'-7" tall dude, I've had a hard time relating to Zacchaeus, the "wee little man" who couldn't see Jesus because of the crowd. In a crowd of people, I am the "tree" that many are trying to see around!
They found him...sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions...And Jesus grew in wisdom." (Luke 2:46, 52) Jesus was a middle schooler once. Can you imagine that? Popping pimples. Voice cracking. Surging hormones. Changing body. Our stained glass images of a stoic Jesus the Son of God and second person of the … Continue reading Sermon: Growing in Wisdom
Most colleges and university programs have favorite professors who sometimes have long waiting lists to get into their most popular classes. When I was an undergrad at Bethel University (1998-2002), one such class was "The Life & Teachings of Paul" taught by Dr. Michael Holmes. (The only class in the Bible & Theology department that … Continue reading Sages Then & Now: Philo
NOTE: Please don't the following too seriously. I'm just thinking (or joking) out loud again. They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Yeah, well, if that's what it means to be insane, then what do we call folks who do certain things religiously and … Continue reading Why do we Rake and Shovel?