Baseball Blessings

When I was a teenager, I use to watch Saturday Night Live quite often. One of the memorable skits on the show featured the character Chico Escuela. He was a retired baseball player from the Dominican Republic who used to play for the New York Mets. He had a classic line which he said often […]

Jesus Trek – Chapter 18 – The Greatest Gift

JT went down the road, shaking his head at the last town. He just didn’t understand why some people thought a common thief was a hero. He wanted to find a place where the people knew right from wrong. He shook the dust of that town off his feet and kept moving.

After a couple of days, he finally walked into town just as dusk was settling over the land. In the distance he saw a very bright glow from a building on the edge of the town he was approaching. As he got closer he could hear the sound of singing voices. The sound was cheery and JT wanted to go find the source of that sound.

Church at night

Niether Mere Animal nor Angel

The Lord’s Prayer (Mathew 6:9-13) is a profound pattern for prayer that Jesus taught His followers. It is hard to exhaust its riches and its capacity to edify the people of God. Jesus not only teaches the primacy of God in our lives but He seriously takes into account our full humanity. NO MERE ANIMAL […]

God’s Kingdom is not a Tooth Fairy Kingdom

Last week’s blog was entitled “Bragging About God“. I looked at the first line of the Lord’s Prayer that Jesus used as a template to teach His disciples to pray: “Our Father who is in heaven, hallowed be Your name” (Mathew 6:9). I believe that Jesus prayed that first because a human being’s greatest need […]

Bragging About God

In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus taught his followers how to pray. The first thing he focused on was “hallowing” the name of our heavenly Father (Mathew 6:9). This blog will seek to unlock the rich meaning of these words of Jesus. Let us begin with a story. The Accident Several years ago, I witnessed an […]