• Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted for Righteousness’ Sake by Michael Glodo

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2017

    The Beatitudes begin with Godward attitudes—spiritual poverty, mourning, meekness, and hunger—and progress to manward concerns—mercifulness, purity, and peacemaking—before concluding in Matthew 5:10 with the inevitable reality of persecution and insults (see also Matt. 10:22; John 15:20). But …Read More

  • The Good Soil by Michael Glodo

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2009 | Matthew 13

    Can this dirt grow corn?” One cold, blustery, wet Midwestern spring morning I found myself kneeling in a vast, empty field on the expansive central Illinois plain. With a dozen or so fellow geography classmates, I was picking up …Read More