Missives

A collection of apologetic and encouraging notes for Christians in need of some power-boosts from time to time.

One would think hired professionals and experienced contractors using architectural plans pointing to well-known building codes would not overlook certain fundamentals of construction. (I had not yet come to expect the steady stream of oddities of this building project.)
Sometimes in our spiritual journeys, we feel as useless as a broken hose. But even broken hoses can be used for a bigger purpose.
When it comes to laying a foundation, there's a world of difference between someone who can lay cinder block, and someone who knows how to design and construct a foundation. 
As many of you know, I have been building an addition on the backside of my house for my widowed mother, who eventually will move in this fall.
Our sermon passage, known by the scholarly term pericope adulterae (PA), is one of two large sections of Scripture under attack by the Devil's minions...
This fall will mark the 40th anniversary of my arrival at the University of Texas (UT), Austin, as a freshman on campus.
In 931 BC, Solomon's United Kingdom was split into two parts, with Jeroboam taking rule over 10 tribes to the north with its pristine land and proximity to vital trade routes, while Rehoboam had the two southern tribes of Judah and Benjamin, where worship rightfully occurred at Jerusalem.
An abecedary is an inscription of the alphabet. This poem describes the ABC's of Christian doctrine.
The apostle Paul, at the end of Colossians, requests that when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye likewise read the epistle from Laodicea. Apparently, he had a common concern for the two cities only a few miles apart on the same bank of the Lycus river.
What does Oxford university, a pandemic, and a professor being cancelled by speaking truth all have in common?  Turn the clock back to the 14th century where the answer is found in John Wycliffe.