Speaking the Truth in Love

Posts by David Wright

Are We Ashamed?

On a walk one night, I overheard a conversation between two neighbors. The first fellow pulled into his driveway and got out of his car. “Hey!” yelled a man standing in an adjoining yard, “Where’s the blushing bride?” They both laughed heartily at that. I’m guessing the bride wasn’t the blushing sort. Maybe the couple…

All Men Created Equal

On July 4, 1776, the 13 American colonies declared independence from Great Britain. Their formal declaration included this familiar affirmation: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”…

Saying Nothing is Cowardly

In his book “Nazi Germany and the Jews: The Years of Persecution, 1933-1939,” Saul Friedlander explains that Hitler’s assault on the Jewish people began with economic oppression. Doctors, lawyers, professors, musicians, and professionals of all kinds were excluded from their workplaces. Jewish shops were boycotted. Jewish students were denied access to the universities. Tragically, the…

A Little Skunk Spray

One spring morning I rolled my trash can to the street. It was about 7:00. The sun was rising. The sweet fragrance of honeysuckle hung in the warm air. It was a lovely day. But another smell was wafting on the breeze, too. A skunk had decided to liven things up a bit. I could…

Don’t Abandon Me!

It’s interesting to experience the changes in perspective brought about by the march of time. At age 20, 30 is old, and 50 is only one step from the nursing home. At age 30, 20 is immature, 50 is middle age, and 70 is only one step from the nursing home. At age 50, 20…

I Have Given You the World

On Friday afternoon, Carolyn and I were scanning groceries at a self-checkout line in the Balch Springs Wal-Mart. Suddenly, a woman nearby started screaming at her daughter. Her rant was laced with expletives (which I won’t repeat): “I have given you the whole world, and you give me no respect! You’re 12 years old, and…

A Characteristic of Credible Testimony

The four Gospels are full of apparent inconsistencies. For example, Mark says that “as Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside” (10:46). But Luke says that as Jesus “drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by…

All Reputable Scientists Know

Scientists know everything, so they should be trusted. They always have the best interest of humankind at heart. Except when they don’t. Who worked tirelessly to create the 1945 nuclear explosions that killed roughly 200,000 people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Um, scientists? We are constantly being told that “all reputable scientists” know things that the…

The Lonely Way

In the centuries just after creation, people lived exceptionally long lives. Adam lived to be 930. Methuselah, the man who lived the longest, reached the age of 969! These incredible lifespans were made possible by pristine environment and freedom from disease. Methuselah’s father lived a comparatively short lifespan, though. The Bible says that “all the…

Wednesday Night Bible Class (Live Stream) 4/29/2020

Wednesday Night Devo – April 26 2020 Wednesday Night Devo – April 26 2020Join us ONLINE as we all together and worship our Lord together!To give to the Seagoville Church go to http://seagoville.org/giveWe would like to have a record of your attendance by filling out this form!http://seagoville.org/live/attendance Posted by Seagoville Church of Christ on Wednesday,…