St. Paul advocates that we be all things to all people. He tells us to rejoice with those who are rejoicing, weep with those who are weeping, have the same regard for everyone (Romans 12:15-16). Upon close examination of Paul’s letter, we learn Paul is not telling us to imitate political candidates on the campaign […]
Aristotle observed 2300 years ago that when storytelling goes bad or when we cease to tell stories, the result is moral decadence. Good story means something worth telling that the world wants to hear. Stories unearth universally human experiences. That’s why we find them so interesting. We easily relate to other peoples experiences. Stories let […]
In 1837,Danish author, Hans Christian Andersen, wrote a fairy tale titled “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” It is the story of the ruler of a distant land who was so enamored of his appearance and his clothing that he had a different suit for every hour of the day. One day two rogues arrived in town, […]
A distinctive feature of Luke’s gospel is his concern for the dangers of wealth. Individuals can be so preoccupied with managing their wealth that they are fatally distracted by the real purpose of human life. They may be so distracted that they will discover, only when it is too late, that they have wasted the only significant opportunity in their lives.