Matthew 15:21-28: Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table

Did you ever feel that God has ignored your prayers, not by answering “no,” but by taking no notice of them?  If so, then today’s Gospel is for you.  Have you ever felt that God has treated you in a cold or cruel way, allowing you to experience so much pain in this life?  If […]

What role do emotions have in the Christian Life?

This topic goes back to an article I wrote about why we sing what we sing in church. In that article, I mentioned one hymn that wrongly points us to our subjective experiences as a way to “know” God. I come to the garden alone while the dew is still on the roses; and the […]

Jesus, Still Flesh of Our Flesh and Bone of Our Bone: Luke 24:39-49

How do you know that something is true?  That’s a crucial question these days, especially when truth looks as if it is becoming an endangered species.  Sometimes, we think that science is the way to get to the truth.  That’s why we often find the phrase, “Studies have shown” to be persuasive.  Although you may […]

Remaining Firm in the Faith, Even When Your Feelings are Hurt

What would you think of a medical doctor who watched someone suffer a heart attack, but did nothing to help?  What would you think of a police officer who walked past someone committing a crime but didn’t even care enough to raise an eyebrow or report the crime? You would probably despise such doctors and […]