Scholars now believe that 80% of Christians living in Jerusalem in Paul’s day were “poor.” Not poor like I was in college, surviving on Ramen and Kool-Aid. Biblically poor: they didn’t have daily bread. Paul’s plan to care for them was to ask Corinthian Christians, who had more than their… Read More
After more than 30 hours of flying without sleep I skip my usual nightly hot shower and crawl into a hotel bed. Four hours later I wake up, my body in a time zone between home and here. My eyes ache, my nerves hum just under the skin. The familiar… Read More
The chaplain had the best intentions when he lowered my expectations this morning. He just wanted me to be prepared, to know that what was about to happen to me wasn’t personal. It happens to everyone. As about a thousand students took their seats in the gym and opened their… Read More
The number of obese people on the planet right now is pretty close to the number of people who went hungry today.
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I stole from Brian this morning. I spoke to Canadian artists on behalf of Compassion International at this country’s version of Gospel Music Week. It’s pretty much the same as ours but with fewer people and a lot less metrosexuality and self-promotion. It’s not so much an industry/media event as… Read More
You’re breaking a law right now and you don’t even know it. The Old Testament is full of regulations we don’t adhere to anymore. For instance… According to the Old Testament you can’t wear clothes made of mixed fibers: no cotton and wool blends. I’m not supposed to shave. And… Read More