Relationship Wisdom

“Who is wise and understanding among you?” James 3:13 James 3 discusses relationships and contrasts two ways of relating to others. These he describes as two types of “wisdom.” First, there is [...]

Taming the Tongue

“Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among [...]

Dead Faith?

“… faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.“ (James 2:17) The American church has systematized and codified Christian faith. We’ve boiled it down to a list of [...]

Pride and Prejudice

“My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don’t show favoritism.“ (James 2:1, NIV) One of the problems with the church in the first century (and still today) is [...]

Jumping to Conclusions

My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry…(James 1:19). The media circus around the “Covington Catholic Kids” and Nathan [...]

Living (the) Truth

“He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession.” (James 1:18, NLT) God’s “true word!” Man o’ man, is truth [...]

Judge Not

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged.” (Matthew 7:1) As some of you may know, I write a column in the local paper that sometimes makes people mad. Being a contributor for the religion [...]

Margin for 2019

The other night, my wife and I were in Dallas celebrating our anniversary.  We were dressed for a very nice dinner and a show. We were headed home and I was tired. Walking to the car, we saw a [...]

Responding to Christmas

“When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about (Luke 2:15, [...]