The Divine Lawsuit

Michelle Hodge “With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high?Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old?” Micah 6:6 American church history reveals the valley between what was and…

Memento Mori

Aaron Sizer Trust in the Lord with all your heart,     and do not rely on your own insight.  In all your ways acknowledge him,     and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 A few years ago, I wrote a dissertation about…

The False Joy of Earthly Triumph

Joey Cochran “As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road. When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud…

The Scandal of Hope

James Enns [Gabriel said], “For nothing will be impossible with God.” Then Mary said, “Here I am, the servant of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word.” Luke 1: 37–38 Today is the eve of…

Handfuls of Change

Lauran Kerr-Heraly “She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy.” Proverbs 31:20 In the fall of 1948, Edith Irby Jones became the first African American student admitted to the medical school of the…