Tuck’s Blog

On ISIS and Humanity

It seems each week, we read of a new atrocity committed by ISIS.  Last Saturday’s attack in London left seven people dead. And that’s only the most recent in a never-ending series of merciless, mindless murders.  The Coptic Christians of Egypt have been the special target of the ISIS attacks; twenty-eight Christians, including children as…

Questions Unite People

Years ago, I remember hearing Lynn Anderson talk about how he admired the faith of his father.  His father’s search for answers and quest for truth led him to leave the faith of his fathers.  That quest would lead him to be ostracized by his entire community, not something you want to happen when you…

That’s Why They Call It “Gospel”

In today’s reading (Acts 16:1-3), Paul meets Timothy and wants to take him along on his missionary journey, but he first has him circumcised.  This at first surprises us, knowing Paul’s staunch refusal to do the same for Titus (Gal 2:3).  Paul wrote constantly to condemn those who preached circumcision, at one point saying that…

Nip It in the Bud

Starting a quarrel is easy… stopping one is another matter altogether. Disputes take on a life of their own once the match has been lit. Solomon says that the best way to stop a quarrel is before it starts, “Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out. (Proverbs…