Sunday Afternoon Musings Confucius, the ancient Chinese philosopher, was once asked what he would do to set the world right. After thoughtful consideration he answered: “I would insist on the exact definition of words.” —Jean Garton, in Who Broke the Baby?, 20. We live in a time when words are losing their power through dilution … More By any logical, biological, and theological definition …
Thursday is for Discipleship “Lower the bar on what it means to be a church. Raise the bar on what it means to be a disciple.” –Neil Cole Whatever you think of the overall approach of Neil Cole [That’s Neil pictured on the right.] and the Organic Church movement, this mantra is hard to argue … More What Does it Mean to “Raise the Bar on What it Means to be a Disciple”?
Wednesday is for Prayer Yesterday I went on the longest bike ride of my two and half month biking career. Twenty miles. It almost ended in the first .3 of a mile. I left my driveway, pedaled down the street, took a right turn at the end of the circle and was approaching the next … More Not Paying Attention, Going too Fast and Cutting the Corner
Friday is for Heart Songs My failures as a parent are too many and too embarrassing to recount. But there are a couple of things I did right. One was marrying Stephnie. A better wife and mother a man could not ask for, … well he could, but he’d be stupid! I’m not stupid. Another … More Family Slogans and Lasting Values