Sunday, February 15, 2009

It’s Sunday morning and the faithful have gathered. Today we are talking about how the biblical text guides our lives. Given the current state of the global economy, I’m wondering if Bible believing Christians should put greed on the agenda up in those prime spots along with abortion and same-sex marriage.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

It’s Sunday morning and the faithful have gathered. The scripture reading is Psalm 43. I’m wondering if the psalmist is on an emotional roller coaster. “Why did you walk out on me?” he asks God. Then three verses later he says God puts a smile on his face and “He’s my God.” Sometimes I try to hide my feelings by painting a layer of logic over my emotions. I want to look more rational than I am. Seems to me that the psalmist just put it out there the way it was in the moment.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Yesterday the worship leader at church suggested we bow before the Lord as we sang one of the songs. The objective was to change the posture of our attitudes rather than our bodies. I started thinking about the two ends of a spectrum with arrogance on one end and humility on the other. Both sociology and religion point out that egocentric people are unhealthy. But I wonder about overreacting and taking humility, deference, and unworthiness to a place where we overlook the fact we are made in the image of God.