I guess, HAL, that we could search scripture looking for verses which speak to verbal abuse — maybe there is something hanging out in Proverbs that would do the trick.
The Comfort IN, Dump OUT system works like this: if someone whom you care about is seriously ill or grieving or otherwise hurting, it is good and useful to bring her a meal, to help him with chores, to listen, to just be there.
I’m a big fan of the author and radio host, Stuart McLean. A year or three back, McLean devoted a good part of his weekend broadcast to young writers.
Back when I was in the theater business, I worked with a man — let’s call him “Chris” — who regularly talked his way into trouble.
I don’t remember the first time that I met many people. But I remember the first time that I met Doug MacKinnon.
What’s your take on why the world has so many (33,000+ and counting?) denominations of Christianity today? Is it due to a failure in the early church? Do you believe a reversal is possible in this 500-plus years of steady fragmentation? Do you agree with the notion only Jesus’ return can heal his church?
Not so long ago, as I was leafing through my 9-year-old son’s copy of “The Way Things Work,” I came across an entry about the irrigation device known as the shadoof.
I don’t have any experience with ghosts. And, setting aside a handful of instances when some old fear has sent me scurrying out of a dark building, I don’t even know much about that strange sense of being watched from the shadows of which some folks speak.
I am seeking to find out about the Holy Spirit. I would love to live my life as a server and true child of God, but I live for the world at the moment. I can’t seem to hand my life fully over to the spirit world. I would so love to be able to hear the Holy Spirit and walk every move by his voice. How do I do it!?