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Father’s Day 2016

Father’s Day 2016

We in this country need a new definition of what it means to be a father, what it means to be a man.  The hunter/killer/he-man/man-is-the-head-of-the-household model of manhood must go.  Wherever that model of manhood has prevailed, in every country and culture where...

Love the Lowly

Love the Lowly

In his letter to the Christian community in Rome, when Paul was fleshing out what it meant to be Christian─it was a new movement and he was trying to describe the nature of the Christian life─he wrote, “Don’t be full of yourself.  That’s not who we are.  Instead,...

Soul Tending

Soul Tending

When old age is viewed as a disease, as a sickness, then our response to aging is medical in nature.  And medical responses are almost always about prolonging life rather than enriching it.  So we have become masterful at keeping the flesh alive, but rather poor at...

Unexpected Saviors

Unexpected Saviors

We never know who we might be called to save, or who, in the midst of our suffering and pain, might be called to save us. [prettyfilelink size="" src="https://philipgulley.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Unexpected-Saviors.pdf" type="pdf"]Unexpected...

Easter 2016

Easter 2016

“Where is Jesus?” the women asked the young man at the tomb.  What a question!  Where is Jesus?  I’ll tell you where he is.  He is wherever understanding prevails over ignorance.  He is wherever compassion prevails over indifference.  He is wherever loving acceptance...

Believing and Belonging

Believing and Belonging

"Believing is so easy.  People believe all kinds of things.  But do we belong, and not just belong to God, do we belong to one another?" [prettyfilelink size="" src="https://philipgulley.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Believing_and_Belonging.pdf"...

Real Love

Real Love

Back when I was a kid, there was a countercultural movement promoting free love, mostly promoted by men who wanted sex without responsibility or sacrifice.  It didn’t work, because real love always costs something. [prettyfilelink size=""...

Sentences I’ve Read (5)

Sentences I’ve Read (5)

It is always the right time to guard and protect the dignity of another.  [prettyfilelink size="" src="https://philipgulley.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Sentences-Ive-Read-Five.pdf" type="pdf"]Sentences I've Read...