Season After Pentecost (Proper 20) – The Psalm Passage: The results of living your life according to Godly & Sophia Wisdom
“Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers; but their delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law they meditate day and night.” (Psalm 1:1 – 2) It is with delight that I […]
I’ve been thinking this morning about, of all things, hockey pools. For those unfamiliar with this phenomenon, a group of friends get together before the season and pick which NHL players they think will score the most points in the upcoming season. You assemble your roster and then watch to see how they perform against […]
Can we ever fully know truth? How do we know what we know? Jacques Derrida’s analysis of postmodernism helps us in figuring out how our world is changing when it comes to knowledge and truth.
"Hen Party"I try to make it a habit to walk around our yard most days after work. I circle the house, then head down to the garden where yellow and red Zinnias occupy one row and red-and-white striped ones form another. The heads of the sunf...
Season After Pentecost (Proper 20) – The Gospel Passage: Rating your life with New Testament Wisdom
“They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again. But they did […]
We are the Church is a series that reminds us that we are all in this together. The church isn't a building. It isn't merely an organization that puts on programs. Church is people. Church is you, us, and we.
My excuse for the lack of posts is that the first few weeks of classes demand all my energy and attention! So I will cheat and post my lecture notes on Psalm 107. I hope it makes reading more meaningful. This Psalm is carefully crafted and some scholars believe that the original psalm was verses […]
Another Way for week of September 14, 2018 Top 10 Sure-Fire Argument Starters in a Marriage We recently were privileged to celebrate the 70th wedding anniversary of our neighbors with a nice dinner out. What a milestone! While it is great to focus on t...
Season After Pentecost (Proper 20) – The Epistle Passage: Conducting your life with New Testament wisdom
“Who is wise and understanding among you?” (James 3:13a) It is a trick question, beloved reader. “Show by your good life that your works are done with gentleness born of wisdom.” (Verse 13b) I have been saying for the past week or two that Godly wisdom is not like earthly wisdom – the wisdom of […]
Last week, I had the opportunity to attend a regional meet up of Exponential in Chantilly, VA. In a blog post last week, I had mentioned how I was making the trek to this event with nine other... More online at www.jeffmclain.com