Jason Overman

“Who Do You Say I Am?”

If we are to be disciples, shouldn’t we begin by asking just who we will follow? Or more pointedly, who is our Master? At whose feet will we sit and learn? At whose command will we get up and follow, leaving behind our old life? Who will be the object of our love and loyalty, […]

Of Beasts and Men

We humans have an affinity with beasts. Little wonder, considering we both were made from the ground on the sixth day.

Necessary Transgressions

A shudder ran through the church the day the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage. Even for those of us who weren’t surprised by the decision, it came with a sense of foreboding — as if we had reached an end. If there was any doubt before, we are now most certainly living […]

The Blessed Day

    The week has passed. My work is done. Sun has set; Sabbath is here. I’m so ready.

Women of Witness

In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre (Matthew 28:1, KJV).

Wings

I have always wanted to fly. But I lack the wings. I envy the birds and bees and butterflies that take no thought for gravity. That fundamental force that grounds me is no obstacle for them. With delightful freedom they soar and dip and glide in spite of it.

Is it wrong to celebrate birthdays?

I’m interested in your stance on birthdays. Since celebrating them has pagan origins like Easter and Christmas, I think we should not. The Church does not have a doctrine on birthdays, for or against. We are aware of the claim that celebrat­ing them has pagan roots but not aware of proof for that claim. It […]