Mark D. Roberts
May 2009 Archives

Paying Attention to the Poor READ Psalm 41:1-13  Oh, the joys of those who are kind to the poor! The LORD rescues them when they are in trouble. Psalm 41:1 Yesterday I began reflecting on Psalm 41:1. Today I want […]

On Wednesday evening, all hail broke loose in Boerne, Texas. For a brief time, we had a stunning hail storm, complete with deafening thunder and blinding lightning. The photo below shows the result. No, this is not snow in winter. […]

Part 10 of series: Thin Places Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Today I want to wrap up this series on thin places by offering some theological reflections and hesitations. If you’re joining this series late in […]

Part 9 of series: Thin Places Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In yesterday’s post I began reflecting in a more practical way on the church as a thin place. Today I want to continue these reflections, […]

In my last post in this series, I suggested that, from the point of view of the New Testament, the church is to be the world’s most significant thin place. To put it more differently, in the time after the […]

Now there’s a combination you don’t see very often: Chocolate, Running Shoes, and Spam. No, no, not the Spam that fills you inbox with donations from Africa and illicit invitations. This recent AP story referred to Spam, the stuff you […]

For most of my life, Memorial Day signified the beginning of summer with a day off from school or work. When I was in college, Memorial Day usually fell during my final exams, so it was an extra study day. […]

Joy in Doing God’s Will READ Psalm 40:1-17  I take joy in doing your will, my God, for your instructions are written on my heart. Psalm 40:8 Undeniably, there are times when obeying God is hard, times when we’d much […]

The AP reports that Hanalei Bay on the Hawaiian island of Kauai was ranked as the best beach in the world by “Dr. Beach,” Stephen P. Leatherman. (HT: Nathan Roberts.) Leatherman, director of Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research, […]

If you’re a squirrel, it takes commitment to steal my bird seed.