Give Us A King

Someone once wrote that freedom has an expiration date, and this may prove true. A little more than 200 years passed between the time Moses delivered Israel from slavery in Egypt to the time the [...]

Our Secret Inquietude

After my father died we were sorting through his papers and found a stock certificate for 100 worthless shares. They were all that was left of what had once been his retirement plan. He had [...]

A Man for All Seasons

Robert Bolt’s play, A Man for All Seasons, is the story of Sir Thomas More, who served Henry VIII as Lord Chancellor, Archbishop and trusted adviser until More could no longer support the King in [...]

Jesus is not the Answer

It’s interesting how one slip of the tongue can fuel an outsized reaction. Because many people are reading the appointments of the Trump administration to mean leadership is being selected with [...]

Man in the Mirror

One of my professors in seminary was Dr. James Fowler, the author of Stages of Faith: The Psychology of Human Development and the Quest for Meaning. I thought of his teachings again this week [...]

Leaving on a Jet Plane

As we left church on Sunday we sang the chorus: Because He lives, I can face tomorrow, Because He lives, all fear is gone; Because I know He holds the future, And life is worth the living, Just [...]

Never Let Go

My mother died of Parkinson’s disease in 2004, and my father passed away in 2007. Neither of their deaths was sudden or tragic but the end of a long life for both. Friends told my siblings and me [...]

I Don’t Feel Your Pain

“When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them…” Matthew 6:9 During a meeting last month, one of my friends quoted President Obama, “The biggest deficit that we have in our society and in the [...]