And You Have So Many

Listen to “And You Have So Many” By Fred Smith   This being the week of Mother’s Day, I remember one of my father’s favorite stories about his mother. They lived in a very poor [...]

Jars Of Clay Or Faberge?

Listen to “Jars of Clay or Faberge?”   A conversation this week with Dan Haseltine, the lead vocalist for the band Jars of Clay and the founder of Blood: Water Mission started me [...]

Nothing Left To Prove

Listen to “Nothing Left To Prove.”   All of my ‘aha’ moments in life have come from reading, silence, or listening to others. Except one, and that was at lunch with a friend. We [...]

The Great Divide

Listen to “The Great Divide.”   While guaranteed to be controversial, Michael Gerson’s essay The Last Temptation in the April issue of The Atlantic has captured 150 years of [...]

What Would Billy Do?

Listen to “What Would Billy Do?”   One of the sadly comical and widely reported details of the second 2016 Republican debate was the number of times each candidate quoted Ronald [...]

A Fool’s Errand

Listen to “A Fool’s Errand” In the Baptist church where I grew up, we heard rumors of “intellectuals” lurking in the world beyond our safe fellowship who relished the [...]

The Ordinary Generation

In his book, “The Greatest Generation” Tom Brokaw wrote, “At a time in their lives when their days and nights should have been filled with innocent adventure, love, and the lessons of the [...]

A Lighter Load

In “The Rise of Network Christianity” authors Brad Christerson and Richard Flory describe the members of a growing network of independent congregations aligning themselves under self-appointed [...]

Gods In Disguise

It was not even a major miracle. No one walked on water or fed five thousand. As far as miracles go it was almost incidental. A nameless crippled man healed. But, in that city, it was a sign of [...]

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