Al's Blog: The Text is the Thing

Al's Blog: The Text is the Thing

April 3, 2012

I have about three kinds of issues swirling around in me this morning that are begging to be addressed.  You may have little interest in any of them but they are things that cause me concern as reflective signs of our age.  I want to write about all three but the third of the three is...[more]

Reflections on what the Bible says about the Poor

Reflections on what the Bible says about the Poor

March 19, 2012

Reflections from "Who are the Poor?" sermon. The most striking thing that I learned from my own study of the biblical texts related to the issue of the poor is the definition that emerged and the defining boundaries of responsibility...[more]

Family Again

Family Again

March 14, 2012

Anne and I just received the word that our daughter, son-in-law and three grandbabies will be moving in July to San Antonio, Texas; one of the most wonderful cities in all of America.  I love San Antonio.  But the news that we were anticipating caused me to reflect on family and how...[more]

The Point of Preaching

The Point of Preaching

March 7, 2012

Although there are and should be different styles of preaching, there really is and must be only one main purpose for preaching that becomes the primary point of all preaching and that point and purpose is to unfolding he meaning of a passage of Scripture in the Bible, or perhaps some larger or...[more]