Sunday, November 1st, 2020
Is the deteriorating atmosphere regarding the Jewish people in the U.S.A. and abroad a new thing?  Even prior to the New Covenant, the Jewish people have been singled out for discrimination; it has never truly gone away.  So what is the current situation today, and how shall the Anabaptist community respond?  The answer requires reflection on the issues involved, biblical...

Sunday, October 11th, 2020
A Christian magazine recently asked readers to comment on why we need new translations of the Bible from time to time. English Bible translations are a subject dear to my heart, and I shared a brief response for that magazine. Here on the blog I would like to give a slightly longer explanation. While I am arguing that it is important to make regular use of a modern English translation of the...

Friday, July 3rd, 2020
Since I did not live on campus, I spent time between classes in the Grove City College commuter student lounge.  One day my friend Brenda was speaking of her dislike for the military. She was responding to some callous young men. I started to push this conversation just a little bit. Brenda protested that, even if war is necessary, killing is certainly something to sadden one, not for one...

Monday, June 1st, 2020
"Jesus took bread, and after blessing it, broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; 1 this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins."   With these words, Matthew records the...