The Dispatch

The Cross and True Discipleship

September 7, 2019 Carl E. Olson 4

Readings: Wis 9:13-18b Ps 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14-17 Phmn 9-10, 12-17 Lk 14:25-33 Writing about a prominent televangelist, I once half-jokingly observed that the “only” topics the preacher in question never discussed for fear of […]

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Humility, Wisdom, and Moral Realism

August 31, 2019 Carl E. Olson 4

Readings: • Sir. 3:17-18, 20, 28-29 • Psa. 68:4-5, 6-7, 10-11 • Heb. 12:18-19, 22-24a • Lk. 14:1, 7-14 “Humility,” the Evangelical theologian James Houston once wrote, “is moral realism.” That simple definition stuck with […]

Essay

Money, Vanity, and Eternity

August 2, 2019 Carl E. Olson 1

Readings: • Ecc 1:2; 2:21-23 • Ps 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14, 17 • Col 3:1-5, 9-11 • Lk 12:13-21 I know Christians who believe that people should be able to be as wealthy as they […]