Annual Men’s Day

Our annual men’s day is only 3 days away—June 4th. We have received a good number of RSVPs. Historically, we have always had many more show up. If that is the case this year, we are in for a big crowd again. Here’s is the schedule: 8:00 to 8:30 AM Welcome: Brunel Merilus Opening Remarks…

Hindrances to “Seeing”

Most of us have heard the old expression, “There are none so blind as those who will not see.” Jesus made reference to eyes and ears and hearts in a similar way to make an important point about the inner man: For this people’s heart has grown dull, and with their ears they can barely…

Jesus and Repartee

Dr. Mardy Grothe is the author of a number of delightful books. One is titled, I never metaphor I didn’t like. Another is titled, neverisms: a quotation lover’s guide to things you should never do, never say, or never forget. And another is titled viva la repartee: clever comebacks & witty retorts from history’s great…

Subjected to Vanity “in Hope”

All the sickness and trouble to which we are subjected in this life, and death itself, are evidence of the vanity or corruption to which the world was subjected in the fall (Genesis 3). Paul depicts all of creation as “groaning.” For the creation was subjected to vanity, not of its own will, but by…

Reading Debates

Chasing a few rabbits over the past few weeks, it came to my attention that  some serious debates have taken place on how the Constitution of the United States should be read. These debates, in some ways, parallel some of what I have heard and read about how the Bible should be read. Only recently…