Pastor's Ponderings

  • Engage the Word

    New Testament scholar Ben Witherington III declares: “In my view, the most dangerous thing Luther ever did was not nail the 95 Theses to a door. It was translating the Bible into ordinary German and encouraging its widespread dissemination.” (He was referring to the “danger” of bringing about change, which

  • My Father’s Face

    First They Killed My Father is the title of an evocative movie, based on a nonfiction book of the same title. It tells the real-life story of a girl (the book’s author when she was five years old) who went through harrowing experiences during the reign of the Khmer Rouge

  • Ideas and Reality

    I’ve been thinking about the ideas that we profess about faith and discipleship, about virtue and morality, about what’s truly important. How do these ideas actually translate to reality in our life experiences and our conduct? I do not quite remember where I heard or read this, but it has