Who’s got your ear?

The execution of Jesus Christ should have nailed the lid on the coffin of his nascent religious movement. But to the surprise and chagrin of the Jewish religious leadership, Jesus' disciples became bolder than ever, and within a decade this new Christian movement had become a serious threat. ... Continue reading


A child born deaf is a child born into a life of profound isolation. We say that the other senses are heightened when one is lost, and perhaps that is true. But speech and hearing are our default mechanisms for exchanging ideas, conducting business, building relationships, expressing feelings. ... Continue reading

Beneath the cross

Please come as soon as you can. Demas has deserted me... Only Luke is here with me. Bring Mark with you when you come, for he will be helpful to me... The first time I was brought before the judge, no one was with me. Everyone had abandoned me. ... But the Lord stood with me and gave me strength.... ... Continue reading