Part 1 of Why Preach the Gospel?
Much of the New Testament was written in Greek and gospel is a word that we borrowed from the original language without translating it. Gospel simply means good news. If you look at crime rates, history, human nature or simply tune into to any news program then you know that we are surrounded by bad news. In the United States we are deeply divided politically, there is gun violence, debate over gun violence, crime in the big cities and various protests across the nation over a variety of issues. Other countries are at war, operate under a military regime or are completely impoverished. People don’t seem to be getting better. Our level of science and technology has increased but after thousands of years of philosophical discussion we as the human race have not dramatically improved. Theft, rape, murder and war are still universally found around the globe much as they were in ancient times. The bad news is obvious to anyone paying attention: there is something wrong with us. Beyond politics, individual beliefs and philosophy, human nature is flawed. There may in fact be some good in every person but the bad in every person has not yet been weeded out. Continue reading
When I was a kid it was a special treat to find them handing out free samples on grocery day. I remember asking my mother to buy whatever brand of sausage they were handing out and she told me that was already what she bought. I then asked if she could cook it in little one inch cubes and serve it on toothpicks because it tasted better that way. She never did that. Continue reading
I don’t get the pineapple on pizza debate. Sugar doesn’t belong in cornbread, now that’s worth fighting over. Welcome to Happy Monday #289. Continue reading
Last week’s post got a like from The Purging Lutheran. The image above is from his old Tumblr feed. He now blogs regularly on WordPress. He has a little bit different way of looking at an already interesting world that we here at The Master’s Table can appreciate.
This is Happy Monday # 288. Continue reading
In the United States we take a three day weekend every September in an ironic celebration of labor. The day marks the unofficial end of summer, a bookend to Memorial Day in the spring. This is Happy Monday #287. Continue reading
Pumpkin spice season will be opening shortly.
This is Happy Monday #286. Continue reading
Yeah it’s that time of year. I opened a window the other day to let a fly out and two more flies, five mosquitoes, one squirrel and a Jehovah’s Witness got in. This is Happy Monday #285. Continue reading