chutz·pah A word from the Hebrew 1. unmitigated effrontery or impudence; gall. 2. audacity; nerve.  3. shameless audacity; impudence. **** The essence of “chutzpah” has been described as the man who murders his parents, and then throws himself on the court because he is now an orphan. (At least that is what I have heard.)Continue reading “Chutzpah!”

Explaining the Levels of Discipleship

And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. (Luke 14:27 NIV) There are various people in the world back in Jesus’ day as there are today. There were sometimes vast crowds (“multitude” In the KJV) of people numbering in the thousands. (Luke 12:1) The size of these crowdsContinue reading “Explaining the Levels of Discipleship”

Managing God: We Insist on Quality!

God’s Quality Management Questionnaire God would like to thank you for your belief and patronage. In order to better serve your needs, He asks that you take a few moments to answer the following questions. Please keep in mind that your responses will be kept completely confidential, and that you need not disclose your nameContinue reading “Managing God: We Insist on Quality!”

When You Are Scorned

“My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all the day long, “Where is your God?”  Psalm 42:3, ESV I have a vivid and clear memory of meeting this well-groomed gentleman walking up the steps of BART in Berkeley.  He was dressed in the sophisticated twill jacket with aContinue reading “When You Are Scorned”