Monthly Archives: February 2017

Perfection – The Sermon on the Mount

In Matthew 5:38-48, which is part of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, we find ourselves again talking about perfection.  This text culminates in Jesus’ statement, “You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”  For how can we approach our perfect heavenly Father if we ourselves are not perfect?  How can we stand in the presence of the Holy Lord …

Tips and Recommendations for Reading the Bible

I’m often asked about how to go about reading the Bible and how to better understand and interpret it.  So, I’ve put together the following summary of recommendations and tips which I hope will be helpful.  I’ve also included a few links below that lead to additional information. Recommendations for Interpretation First, remember the “Christian Story.”  That is, as you read …

Salt and Light

Matthew’s Gospel, beginning in chapter five, contains Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.  Jesus begins with the Beatitudes where he says that blessed are the poor in spirit, those who mourn, those who are meek, those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers, those persecuted for righteousness’ sake, and those who are persecuted and …

My First Novel

My first novel is now available (Amazon print edition link, Kindle edition link).  By the way, if you have “Kindle Unlimited” from Amazon, then it should be free as part of that service. In the past, I’ve enjoyed reading novels such as True Grit and King Solomon’s Mines.  They’re filled with a sense of adventure and a mission or goal …