As the Ethiopian eunuch replied when Philip asked if he understood the portions from Isaiah he was reading, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” Such guides include pastors and teachers and spiritual mentors of many kinds, but especially for those of us living in a time and place radically separated from the culture and languages of the Bible, such guides must also include biblical scholars.
What does an elected official at the highest levels of our democracy need to know? This is a pressing issue perhaps this election year more than any other in recent memory.
Imagine a big flashing road sign that reads: “Welcome to Adulthood.” You have officially made it into the real world. Give yourself a pat on the back.
Going into college undecided is not the worst thing in the world. In fact, I think it’s really exciting. You have endless possibilities in front of you.
The middle school years can be challenging for both the young adolescents and their parents. But while we might sometimes talk about the “troubled times” of adolescence, we have to be careful not to create a self-fulfilling prophecy for the kids.
I have come to believe that “fun” should be a result of our proper pursuits and it should be less of a pursuit in and of itself. We are called to love God and love our neighbor. Also, we are told to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God. What do these things look like within the context of sport and play?