None of us, it seems, is fully practicing what the New Testament envisions for church discipline.
Wilmer bound my emotional wounds. He broadened my understanding of his world.
While with his tongue the Suffering Servant made “intercession for transgressors” (Isa. 53:12), with torn flesh he made atonement for those who bruised him.
One of the things I have been astonished by in my six years of parish ministry are the varied ways that self-hatred imprisons us and perpetuates our propensity to sin. The work of “self-examination” called for ... Read More...
Are the prophets merely the forerunners of the non-profits, God’s agents of social improvement in the lives of those who need it most?
The social pressure to "apologize" is always intended to make the person submit and conform to the herd. Until that time, the public shaming will be relentless.
Justice, it would seem, is deferred. Our fathers pass the buck to us, and we pass it to the next generation.
Weisberg's thesis: Conservatives tend to be more intransigent than liberals, and liberals need to learn from their opponents on that score. (Please, God, no!)