Mark D. Roberts
August 2010 Archives

On a recent vacation trip to Bishop, California, I saw some curious signs that I thought I’d share with you. DUTCH CLEAN – I’m assuming this means “very clean.” Hence the happy face. I’ve never heard this expression before. Have […]

In my last post I set up the first-century Corinthian church as a paradigm of a church in conflict. The letter we know as 1 Corinthians is the effort of the Apostle Paul to resolve the controversies that were plaguing […]

If you consider the issue of Christians in conflict from a New Testament perspective, you will quickly focus on Corinth. No church in Scripture is more ridden with disagreement and controversy than the Corinthian church, which explains, in part why […]

My recent vacation in the High Sierra of California produced some amazing pictures. These were taken by my son, Nathan. I thought you might enjoy them. (I’ll get back to my series on Christians in conflict tomorrow.) Lupine with a […]

Bradley J. Moore, a business executive in the Northeast and a blogger at Shrinking the Camel, has just put up a helpful post called “It’s Okay to Feel Stupid Sometimes.” If you’re like me, you’ll appreciate this reminder and the […]

Throughout the ages, commentators and preachers have seen Philippians 2:1-11 as a theological reflection on Jesus’ washing of the disciples’ feet in John 13. In this gospel text, Jesus literally humbled himself, doing that which an actual slave would ordinarily […]

On Friday I encouraged you to read Philippians 2:1-11 slowly and prayerfully. Today I’d like to highlight a few features of this astounding text. If you’re in the middle of a conflict with other Christians, however, you might not like […]

READ Psalm 96:1-13   Great is the LORD! He is most worthy of praise!     He is to be feared above all gods. Psalm 96:4 There are many reasons to praise the Lord. Scripture repeatedly calls us to do it, so we […]

Yesterday, I put up a blog post entitled: “USA Today: Teens Losing Interest in Church and Church Camp.” The USA Today article offered bad news for churches and their connection with younger people. But, last Monday, USA Today ran an […]

That’s right. A great white shark has been spotted near the placid shores of Orange County, California. Two great whites, actually! Surfers near San Onofre had spotted what seemed to be two great white sharks in the waters near where […]