Study of Ephesians – Part 4 Greek was the language of commerce in the Roman Empire at the time of the writings of the New Testament, much like English is in much […]
I think differently. Every once in a while, I have an insight or a thought that could be useful to others. My background is over 30 years in church leadership & 30 years in social work with M.Div. and M.S.W. degrees - and yes, I do enjoy retirement. My heart is in teaching. And I try to teach in a way that you don't have to have a degree to understand it. So, join me on this journey we call Life as we explore God, the Bible, the Church and the world around us together.
I've been married to my wife for 48 years. We have three grown and married children of whom we are very proud. And they have blessed us with seven grandchildren. We both grew up in Washington State, but we now live in North Carolina with a lot of experience between those two points.
Wary – or Afraid?
When I lived in Washington State in the United States, I would sometimes walk in the forests. If I suspected there may be bears in the area, I would make plenty of […]
I’m Paul. I Have Some Things to Say. [Ephesians 1: 1-2.]
Ephesians Study – Part 3 It is not my intent to go through the book of Ephesians verse-by-verse. However, how often do we skip over the salutations at the very beginning of […]
A Study in Ephesians – Part 2
The Great Mystery of the Ages When one begins to get into a study of the messages in Ephesians, one runs smack-dab (US English for “right in the middle of”) the question […]
A Study in Ephesians – Part 1
The Church, of Which Christ Is the Head There are so many churches in the world, yet they generally call themselves “Christian” in some way or another. To be Christian means to […]
It is time for me to get back to what is important – and that is presenting studies of the Bible to the readers of this blogsite, Clear the Murk. While I’m […]
Can You Hear Me Now? – Part 2
Who is Hard of Hearing? In her later years, my white-haired elderly mother had to go to the Emergency Room. She was in a bed in the partitioned room, and I was […]
Can You Hear Me Now? – Part 1
Your church is aware, sensitive to the needs of others – and maybe even hip. Right? ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) access to the building, like with ramps? Check. Special […]
FOOD! – Now You’re Talking!
It’s Tuesday here in North Carolina in the United States. Let’s talk about some food discoveries I’ve made recently and that I’ll share with you. There really isn’t any rhyme or reason […]
Prayer – Does It Mean Anything in Your Church Services?
In worship services in your church – or outside your church during this time of COVID – what does prayer mean for you?