Tuck’s Blog

Independence Day

This week, our nation observed its 241st birthday (today is my birthday too; my cake didn’t have quite that many candles). Some were a bit surprised that our service Sunday made no mention of “Independence Day.”  Some churches often make a big deal of July 4; some churches, in fact, dedicate entire services  to it. …

Eye of the Beholder

Constantine Tischendorf was doing research in the Holy Land in 1859, searching for old Greek manuscripts.  He asked the monks of the Monastery of Saint Catherine at the foot of Mount Sinai if they had any old documents that he could study, and was given a bundle of worthless papers that had been collecting dust…

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…