For Such a Slime as This

Was Esther really a hero? Didn't she hide her faith, sleep with the king before they were married, and only begrudgingly defend her people? But God often does His best work from the shadows of our lives.

Why Can't You Be Like Your Brother

Genesis 38, the sordid story of Judah and his family, intrudes rudely into the Joseph narrative. Why is it there and what does it mean? And how do we assess the value and success of anyone's life?


The Prayers We Don't Pray (Even Though Jesus Told Us To)

In the model prayer, Jesus gave specific instructions how to pray, yet two prayers he gave us are seldom, if ever, prayed by Jesus' followers. We omit one prayer because we don't think to do it, and the other because we don't want to do it.