King Me by Christopher Mack

Scripture: Deuteronomy 17:14-20 King Me by Christopher Mack As a young kid who dabbled in checkers, I relished in getting to say to my opponent “King me.” It was the moment a predictable foot soldier became a powerful king. It could tilt the tide of a game dramatically. And though I was unaware of it, […]

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Scripture: 1 Kings 11:1-13 “Solomon loved the LORD” (1 Ki. 3:3) “Solomon loved many foreign women” (1Kings 11:1) These verses chronicle what was either a long slide in the wrong direction or a sudden departure into fast and furious unfaithfulness. I wouldn’t be surprised if in some real sense it was both as Solomon experienced […]

Worldwide Welcoming Wisdom

Scripture: 1 Kings 10:1-9, 23-25 The Queen of Sheba heard about Solomon’s fame regarding Yahweh. When she sought out Solomon she didn’t come alone. She brought her questions. Actually she brought her hard questions. Questions probe, challenge, stretch, humble, and open us up. Questions are intriguing traveling companions. When we travel we plot our route. […]

Desiring Wisdom

Scripture: 1 Kings 2:1-4, 10-12; 3:5-14 Was Michael Jordan the greatest basket ball player of all-time? Would you consider Mother Teresa the greatest humanitarian? Is Abraham Lincoln America’s greatest president? Labeling almost anything the “greatest” or “best” seems laden with historical perspective or dependent on your cultural and/or personal bias. San Antonians might believe Tim […]