"Not to defend the oppressed and shield them from injustice is as great a crime as to desert our parents, friends, or country."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero (known as "Tully" to those intimately acquainted with his work, and simply "Cicero" to the rest of us), a 1st-century BC Roman statesman, writer, and self-styled philosopher, from his book On Moral Duties (1:7)
(Painting: "Cicero Denounces Catiline," by Cesare Maccari, 1889, fresco)
A Note to My Readers -
I've decided to remove my Sunday posts from the weekly cycle. Although I hope they've been of benefit to some of you, they are necessarily secondary to my regular work of sermon preparation each week. I've found that having that extra post to write simply added to the burden of my work. For those readers who would still like access to my weekly work in Scriptural exposition, I would ask them to access the podcasts of my sermons (available through a link in the sidebar), since that remains the primary form of my Bible teaching each week.