Worshiping Kings

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Proverbs 21:1 “The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will.” Psalm 72:11 “All the kings of the earth shall give thanks to you, O LORD when they hear the words of your mouth; And they shall sing of the ways […]

We Have Super Powers

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  Grace doesn’t cancel out our need to be righteous.  Jesus provides supernatural abilities to live out His commands. Someone once said, “Christians have don’t have special advantages over the world but greater demands.” Unlike Frederich Nietzsche’s “Superman” (cf.  “he is this lightning, he is this inner intoxication, he is […]

God and the NSA

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Edward Snowden’s, “Permanent Record” describes, in harrowing detail how much the NSA knows about you and me.  Every phone record, google search and purchase are on my permanent record.   As Snowden states “I don’t want to live in a world where everything I say, everything I do, everyone I talk […]

Notes on Mercy

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Jesus said, “When you hold a lunch or a dinner, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind;  blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” If you are rich and famous, God promises […]

Money: What is it Good For?

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According to Otto Piper,  “Money” “is derived from the Latin moneta, which was the name of Juno’s temple, in which the Romans minted their coins. Originally moneta was a title of Juno and characterized her as supervising the distribution of property.  While the Latin pecunia (from pecus) points to cattle, […]

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