Notes from Brother Jay

The "Holy" Bible

 The Bible    The Barna Group, a Christian research and polling organization, and The American Bible Society offer a yearly study on how Americans view the Bible.  Repeated every year for the past six, they identify trends both large and small in the direction of the country and its churches.
      This year, in an article called “Bible Engagement in a New World,” they reveal several challenges and some encouragement.  First, a growing skepticism about Christianity and the Bible bring more hostility to the idea of faith.  Also, in the eyes of the culture, self-fulfillment offers the highest moral good. 

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Seeking God's Kingdom: First Steps

Kathy continues to receive the Nashville UMC Messenger.  I asked them to let me use this because I believe it gets to the heart of the matter for every person on earth, and all of us, myself included.  Matthew 6:33 tells us to “Seek the kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”  The title is mine…

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Nourishment

     The late Dr. Robert Mulholland stood ramrod straight.  He soared above most of us at 6’5” and, to top it all off, he wore a wide brimmed hat.  As Vice president and Provost of Asbury Seminary he kept two assistants busy, taught classes in Biblical Interpretation and the Book of Revelation, both in Greek!  Once a year he preached at our bi-weekly Chapel service.  We listened closely, for we knew of both his Biblical scholarship and his love for Christ and for us.
   

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