Ain’t That A Shame

Ain’t That A Shame Unfortunately, the overreaction to shame in general has led to our wanting to eliminate it entirely and to celebrate those who are shameless – and that’s a shame. ...

The Second Coming

The Second Coming Our leaders and cultural elite have no capacity for understanding — or taking seriously — the theology and actions of militant Islam. ...

Seven

Seven A few years ago I heard an earnest, well-intentioned speaker present a message on the topic of the Biblical model of giving. It was the story of the widow's mite and, as you might guess, the conclusion was we should be w ...

The Hopeless Wanderer

The Hopeless Wanderer Today we would likely label Jacob a sociopath: cunning, deceptive, detached, manipulative and ambitious. He was often cruel and incapable of being loyal. He lived by his wits - and was extremely successful. ...

Shark Tank

Shark Tank In the evangelical community, there is still the lingering doubt that money invested in a business will not be as pleasing to God as money given away. ...

When Flesh and Steel Are One

When Flesh and Steel Are One For Christmas, our kids gave us tickets to a Sting concert in Dallas. They know how much I like his music and how unlikely I am to spend the money to see him perform live. The whole experience was priceless, and Sting ...

The Measure of a Man

The Measure of a Man As much as anything Dad relished making and fixing things. What he really loved were the tools. He collected them partly because he needed the right tools to do the work essentially with one hand and partly because he lo ...

The Year in Pictures

Happy New Year. Some of you know I enjoy taking pictures – and then finding something to say. Here are twelve from the year that I hope will provoke some thoughts. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gall ...

Remembering that It Happened Once

Remembering that It Happened Once It has become a tradition for us to publish a poem for the Christmas blog. So much Christmas poetry has either romanticized the day or, especially in modern poetry, found despair and resignation. What I like about this ...

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