Day: January 18, 2014

Philippians 4:13, a most popular & misread Bible verse

Tim Tebow may have greased “Phil 4:13” onto his face, but Jonathan Merritt at Religion News Service takes issue with those who interpret this verse from Philippians (“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”) as God’s rock solid promise that we can achieve anything we dream of achieving. He writes:

More than a confession

After breakfast Jesus initiates a conversation with Peter, a rather serious one. “Peter, do you love me?” I bet Peter never saw that one coming, any more than anyone would when someone asks them that same question

Nothing new under the sun

As the 2014 begins, many of us make resolutions of things we want to do (or not do!) this year. Our memories can transform life’s moments from disconnected dots into a ray, a trajectory anchored by birth at one end. What is the trajectory of your life, i.e., toward what (or whom) is your life aimed? In other words, what is your spiritual anamnesis?