Speaking the Truth in Love

Posts from December 2018

Peddling False Hope

Dr. William Bennett hosted the radio show “Morning in America” for more than a decade. One morning I heard him say that Democrats could sell freezers to Eskimos easier than Republicans could sell them blankets. He said this was so “because Republicans tell the truth.” I can’t agree that politicians of either major party consistently…

First Things First

 A schoolteacher pours big rocks into a jar and then asks her students if it’s full. They say yes. Next she picks up a container of pebbles and pours them into the jar. Again, the teacher wants to know if the jar is full. The class is absolutely certain this time. The jar is completely…

Our Preacher Shortage

The churches of Christ in this country are experiencing a preacher shortage. When a large congregation advertises an empty pulpit, resumes flood in by the score. This outpouring of interest is misleading, though. Primarily, it reflects the perceived opportunity for advancement a bigger church affords. When a smaller congregation looks for a preaching minister, the…