Jul 152003
Devotional on Ephesians 2:10

In 2003 my church put together a page-a-day devotional booklet for the month of September. Each entry was written by a member/regular attender of the church. Here’s the one I wrote. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. — Eph 2:10 (NIV) Our workmanship takes many forms, from awe-inspiring buildings [more]

Mar 082002
Caught Between Two Views of Jesus: A Modern Meditation

This was published in the Wednesday Journal 3/6/02. This month I’ve been taking a course offered at Unity Temple called “Jesus for Unitarian Universalists and other Modern Persons”. I’m not a Unitarian so I guess I must be a Modern Person, whatever that is. It sounds flattering, anyway. I actually belong to a very conservative Church in Oak Park where a few people have expressed [more]

Nov 192001

Since Christians are focusing a lot on what they don’t like in the Harry Potter movie, I’m going to say what I think affirms Biblical values…I’ll try not to discuss the plot though 😉 The big-picture theme of a ‘predestined’ child is very…Christian, I’d say. Harry has a growing awareness that he is ‘famous’, ‘different’ (not because of anything he did; this is something about [more]

Sep 202000

There was once a man who loved God very much. He was a Bible expert. He loved to teach people about God’s laws. He wanted people to obey God. When he heard that some people were teaching against God he opposed them with all his effort. But one day God turned his world upside down. This man found out that his right was God’s wrong [more]