Daily Bread

“Give us today our daily bread.” Not tomorrow’s bread.  Not the bread for next week.  Just today, the bread we’ll need for right now. When Jesus taught the disciples to pray, this line brought to the forefront of their minds a particular part of their story as Jews. Moses led the Hebrew people out of… Continue reading Daily Bread

The Apology Paige Patterson Should Have Given

Apologies are hard.  When you have to own up to your mess and admit you’ve done something wrong, it can be difficult to find the humility and vulnerability necessary to say you’re sorry.  Which explains why so many recent apologies have been criticized as anemic, lacking genuine remorse.  Many have asked, in the wake of… Continue reading The Apology Paige Patterson Should Have Given

Before the Hallelujah

Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend a performance of Handel’s Messiah for the first time. It was at a small university auditorium with a small ensemble and orchestra, the soloists from our local opera program. And it was magnificent (and free). I don’t often get opportunities to go to such events, and… Continue reading Before the Hallelujah

To the Delegates of Nazarene General Assembly 2017

The Church of the Nazarene holds a General Assembly every four years to celebrate the work of God in our mission of “Making Disciples of All Nations” and to make decisions about how to lead the Church of the Nazarene for the future.  Delegates are voting members of the Assembly and come from all over… Continue reading To the Delegates of Nazarene General Assembly 2017