Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Week of August 13, 2017

I began the discussion last week with a basic concept: greatness is, essentially, decency at its max. So we continue the task of unpacking that concept.  For me, there are at least four folds in the pack.  This week, the first fold of decency:

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Week of August 6, 2017

Most of us are probably comfortable with the notion that we are decent people.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Week of July 16, 2017

Don't you long for something real?  It gets old, does it not, starting and never finishing; passionate about a direction only to have it change course?

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Week of July 9, 2017

I've always liked Paul more than James, at least the best either emerge from the NT letters.  That's mainly due my own insecurities and fear of rejection.  Who wouldn't choose Paul's insisting on God's grace in Christ's faithfulness over James' challenge to Pauline thinkers:

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Week of July 2, 2017

I remember, as a student, that feeling of something resembling despair greeting my waking conscious on each July 5th morning, like the unmistakable scent of coffee beans releasing their particles, pent up and dying to break free, when showered in hot water.  July 5th was a realization: