The Isaiah 40 Response

I remember hearing one minister who preached twice and taught a class every Sunday morning talk about how tired he was Sunday afternoons.  He said he usually didn’t even feel like eating Sunday dinner, and joked that his wife would spoon food the baby, then a bite for Dad, then the baby, then Dad.  What… Continue reading The Isaiah 40 Response


My Cup Runneth Over

The Twenty-third Psalm is a favorite of many. It describes the love of God for us as that of a good shepherd caring for his own sheep. Most of the Psalm describes the work of a shepherd in terms that even those of us who never spent any time around sheep can understand: the shepherd… Continue reading My Cup Runneth Over

Signs in John’s Gospel

There are several words in Scripture for what we might call “miracles”: mighty deeds emphasizes the power behind the unusual occurrences wonders emphasizes the effect what is happening has on witnesses signs emphasizes that the event indicates something/someone of greater significance The preferred word for “miracles” in the Gospel of John is the word “signs”,… Continue reading Signs in John’s Gospel