Monthly Archives: June 2017

Praying is (not) like breathing

Psalm 112 Praying is like breathing.  Where breathing is essential to physical life, prayer is essential to our spiritual life. The time we spend with God in prayer shapes our souls.  (Philip Yancey makes a good case for this in his book on the subject.)  I think it works much the same way our human […]

Famous Last Words

Matthew 28:16-20 The last thing someone says is important, right? Case in point:  the end of Saving Private Ryan.  The movie follows a team of eight men as they try to bring a last surviving son home from WWII.  This is long before our time of instant communication, of course, so they have to physically […]

Out with the Old?

Acts 2:1-13 Well, as they say:  out with the old, in with the new! Isn’t that what happened on Pentecost?  Jesus is gone.  The disciples are all wondering what comes next.  Then the (new) Holy Spirit arrives, and all sorts of (new) things happen.  Sounds like wind; tongues like fire; speech that is translated without […]