The following article is from Kairos Journal. It is so timely, I felt I had to pass it on. Few Christians and even fewer Americans read the book of Ezekiel. Its images and metaphors are not always easy to understand. But the discerning and determined reader will gain much from meditating on its message and … More Not All Walls are Literal
Tuesday is for Thinking Athletes are different. Exercise, strenuous exercise is a driving passion in their lives. They love it. And whether they are elite athletes being paid high sums of money or … Source: Five Things Athletes Know that Christians Don’t
Sunday Afternoon Musings I quoted this passage from Stanley Hauerwas’ theological commentary on Matthew this week as I exposited the text from Matthew’s gospel (4:12-25). He was relating a story about Clarence Jordan. I just might spend the rest of my life studying the life of Clarence Jordan. What a great man of God! I’m looking … More Discipleship-More than Your Church Told You
Discipleship as parenting and parenting as discipleship. This post is five years old but I am continually challenged to work more of this pattern into all of my dealings with people. Musings on Discipleship I am convinced that Jesus’ pattern with his disciples was Hebraic in pattern. That is, the way that he taught his … More Lessons from Jewish Fathers for Christian Fathers and Pastors
I was driving back from Illinois in a rented truck to my new home in South Carolina. Talk radio and country music stations were all I could get and I was tired of both. So I turned the radio off and started praying for my kids and the kids of a former staff member from … More What if Teardrops are Blessings?
Updated: Rambo had nothing on this guy! I am in utter awe of both the man and his God. On the way to his first mission assignment, a fellow team member suffered the loss of his wife and child. Shortly after arriving, a European nurse died and his own wife gave birth to a still-born … More They Were Made of Sterner Stuff
She was being interviewed on National Public Radio (NPR). An American actress playing the mother of a special needs child in a new play from London now touring the USA. The play is getting rave reviews as it explores the inner workings of a 15-year-old boy whose parents love, but can’t touch because of his … More Days Without Grace
Christ is Glorious. Last night was the Grammys, the annual homage to music icons and celebration of the previous year’s “bests”. It is one of the ubiquitous Hollywood celebrations of the arts that is equal parts show, puff, drama, politics, and glorification of music and musicians. It is part of the machine of the culture that sends thousands … More Last Night was The Grammys
One of my former classmates, a man who knows loss and sorrow, and victory and joy, Curt Heffelfinger wrote a great little article the other day that I thought was worth passing on. If you have sometimes struggled with loving your brothers and sisters in Christ or even the members of your own household, this … More THE GOSPEL GRACE OF WELCOMING
Read Psalm 14 (esp. 1-3) Another offering from THE POETRY PROJECT There is a raw quality to some of the psalms of David, a brutal non-political, non-politically correct confidence in the total dependability of God that progressive thought despises and David and other biblical writers could not care less about. Psalm 14 is one of … More There is No God.