Monthly Archives: June 2014

The treasures of darkness

When I was a young child, I was afraid of the dark. Actually, it wasn’t the dark I feared; I was afraid of what was in the dark, those indescribable monsters that lurked under my bed or in my closet. It was a long way from the light switch beside the door to my bed […]

Rivers of living water

Five young people have just confirmed their faith. (The date was 8 June 2014.) They stood before us and took for themselves the promises someone made for them at their baptisms. They made a choice. And now it may be the preacher’s job to be quiet and to get out of the way and to […]

You are witnesses

For some people, attending church takes the place of leading a spiritually mature life. They practice their faith like they watch a play. They sit in their pews, show their appreciation for the preacher, choir, and others actors. Then they rise at the end of the performance and head for the exits to go on […]