Priscilla, put on hat when you preach!

Somewhere during college, I began struggling to fit the pieces together. Growing up as literalist, I found it harder and harder to work the Biblical puzzle. For example, how can Paul say in 1 Timothy 2:11-12, “I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she is to keep silent,” when […]

What does this mean? remembering

With more luck than planning, we visited Gettysburg on the 150th anniversary of the battle, arriving early enough to park in the closest parking lot. The next day, we celebrated the Fourth of July in Philadelphia, toured Constitution Hall, and saw the Liberty Bell through the glass wall. We then drove to New York City, […]

no time for questions

A seldom celebrated, yet vital part of any good preaching is asking questions.  Questions are more dangerous than declarative statements for they demand an answer.  We brush off a hard statement. It is harder to shake a good question.   Jesus asked questions all the time.  Here are a few: Is not life more than food? Do not even […]