Another. 5 dead, 21 wounded in Texas. I suspect that the reasons for the epidemic-like uptick in gun violence and school shooting are probably more like 50-100 (or maybe 1000’s) of reasons in nature. Fear is an issue. The greater availablity of guns is an issue. The rise of internet insighment to radical thinking is … More On Guns and Violence and Understanding
That would be us. I am meeting with a group of fellow pastors for the next three days struggling together to become better pastors and leaders for the cause of Christ. One pastor had a particularly thorny issue that he is embroiled in and was seeking wisdom. One by one different pastors asked questions, made … More A Generation that Lost a Vision for Prayer
I am working on some garden projects. A hugelkultur mound (German for, “hill garden” or “hill culture”) that I am preparing for planting in the spring. See the pictures on the left and below for stages 1-5. Hugelkultur requires the digging of a trench and filling it with rotting logs, sticks and other organic matter … More Borrowing Stuff as a Ministry
I apologize to those of you seeking to share links to pages on my blog. About two days ago, maybe longer, all “like” and “share” buttons seem to have disappeared from my blog pages and I have not as yet been able to get them restored. Feel free to cut and paste the URL at … More Apologies to Those Seeking to Share
Have you ever heard a question like this? Maybe it is because I am a pastor and I read weird things and have a strange collection of friends, but I hear this kind of question a lot. Sometimes it comes from the earnest seeker but more often, it comes from someone who is antagonistic toward … More Why Should Jesus Save You?
Mark 3:13-15 13 And he went up on the mountain and called to him those whom he desired, and they came to him. 14 And he appointed twelve (whom he also named apostles) so that they might be with him and he might send them out to preach 15 and have authority to cast out demons. Withness: What is it? Withness … More “Withness”: What is it, why do we need it, how do we get it?