Whose Got Talent?

What is a talent?  Generally speaking a talent refers to a special ability someone has.  This meaning of talent developed from the ancient meaning of the word which had to do with weighing, scales and money.  In biblical times, a tenant did not refer to someone’s ability, it referred to a certain weight of gold or silver (the exact weight varied over time and by culture, but it was a large amount,…

What Are You Looking For?

I made it to Orange County. The hotel is filling up with the clergy of churches from Arizona to Alaska. Lots of hugs. Lots of how’s it going? One such greeting got me thinking. When I asked how the Church he serves is doing, this clergyman responded with a knowing nod, “Well, you know, the devil never sleeps.”  I don’t know, so I smiled knowingly but said nothing. It seems to me…