Quote of Note #103: Pride and Sinning with Words

"The mother of all sin is pride.  Those who are being harsh and critical think they are right.  In fact, they are certain they are right.  Fools are filled with pride.  'I don't really care about you and what you think,' the fool tells himself.  'It's my view or no view!'  As Proverbs 18:2 puts … Continue reading Quote of Note #103: Pride and Sinning with Words

Pastor Note #78: Christian Witness in an Age of Offense

In the 1960s it was the Age of Aquarius.  (If you’re much younger than I am, you probably don’t understand that reference.)  We are now in the Age of Offense.  Everybody is offended these days.  Everybody has become touchy.  We all tend to take everything personally.  We have begun to use the things that offend … Continue reading Pastor Note #78: Christian Witness in an Age of Offense

Pastor Note #34–A Pastoral Letter to Someone Who Had Suffered a Debilitating Accident

Dear "L," It was really good to see you at the church yesterday.  It was very brave of you, because I could see that you were suffering a lot of pain.  I don't understand why you have had to suffer so much in the last few months.   I wish I did. I do know that … Continue reading Pastor Note #34–A Pastoral Letter to Someone Who Had Suffered a Debilitating Accident

Pastor Note #32 — “Forgive Me!”

Forgive Me!   Forgiving is not one of the easier parts of the Christian faith.  In fact, it’s something that I myself struggle with from time to time.             I know, I know.  You’re saying, “Not you!  Surely not you!  You are such a nice guy, such a nice, easy-tempered guy.  I simply can’t believe … Continue reading Pastor Note #32 — “Forgive Me!”