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What do you see when you see a crowd of people?  How do you feel when you are in one?  I have been on the Santa Monica Pier, in Yankee Stadium, and at Times Square on holiday weekends.  I have been on a Japan subway at rush hour, gently pushed in by subway attendants removing […]

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Nicodemus came to Jesus (John 3) at night for what seemed to be the purpose of adulation and possible private spiritual conversation.  At the outset, he wanted to acknowledge his admission that Jesus must certainly be on God’s side given the miracles and great deeds he had performed (verse 2).  Jesus, famous for passing the […]

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The scripture tells us to “seek peace and pursue it” (Psalm 34:14).  Jesus said that peacemakers are blessed people (Matthew 5:9).  Shalom (peace) is one of the richest Hebrew terms in the Bible.  Shalom is peace that leads to or is evidenced by wholeness.  Peace is a fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22).  Peace is […]

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