Second chances

People make bad choices. It happens to individuals, it happens to nations. For some reason, Americans have given a failed President a second term. Those who elected him, and Mr. Obama himself, are convinced that all of his past and present troubles should rightly be laid at the feet of former ... Continue reading

Before Easter comes…

Before Easter could come, he passed through betrayal, abandonment, false accusations, humiliation, mob rule and a judicial system disfigured by the lust for power, a system that mocked truth. Before Easter could come, he stumbled through a gauntlet of angry fists, hurled insults, a shower of ... Continue reading

Thoughts on the glory of the Lord

Listen! It's the voice of someone shouting, "Clear the way through the wilderness for the LORD! Make a straight highway through the wasteland for our God! Fill in the valleys, and level the mountains and hills. Straighten the curves, and smooth out the rough places. Then the glory of the LORD will ... Continue reading

Connecting Pesach and Easter

On this Easter weekend two millennia ago, Judaism and Christianity broke apart on the rough sawn beam of a Roman cross — and their conflicting interpretations of the life and death of Jesus of Nazareth. Strangely, I, a Gentile, am a follower of a Jewish rabbi. On Easter's cross God flung open the ... Continue reading

Gunslinger justice

For [God's] purpose is that all [humanity] should be saved and come to realize the truth. And that is, that there is only one God, and only one intermediary between God and [humanity], the man Christ Jesus. He gave himself as a ransom for us all—an act of redemption which happened once, but which ... Continue reading