Do not answer a fool according to his folly,
Or you will also be like him.
Answer a fool as his folly deserves,
That he not be wise in his own eyes.
— Proverbs 26:4-5
This passage creates cognitive dissonance for readers pining for a single, solidifying principle to answering challenging people; and, unfortunately, no matter the exegetical application, there is no clear “If the person does this, then it is appropriate to say or do that.” This passage confronts the person who has pat answers to assumed questions, for this passage demands one to be fully present when addressing a person. Continue reading
I don’t often jump on the bandwagon, nor do I write about the whims of the week. But mid-afternoon last Friday, I looked up and saw 4-year-old Titus the Honorable in my office doorway. This was a delightful surprise. Normally when he comes to my office, I can hear him running down the hall to burst in with a big grin and hug. Then he gets into the “Poppy snacks,” which, like any good grandparent, I have stashed out of the way in plain sight. But this time. he didn’t do any of those things. He just stood there quietly. Continue reading
The churches in America are God’s footprints in our nation. God’s churches are blessed and anointed by Him, and the greatest network our nation has. As President of the National Day of Prayer and Senior Pastor of a local church, I am convinced that we cannot complete our mission of mobilizing unified public prayer for America without the support of the pastors and churches in America. Our priority must be to mobilize pastors and churches to pray for America. Continue reading