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Getting back to an Equilibrium in the Church

I am a big reader of science fiction (at least when I find the time). I began when a high school friend got me to sign up for the “Science Fiction Book Club” and I have been hooked ever since. 1,174 more words


Mutual Forbearance in an Age of Fear

I’ve recently blogged about the “nontroversy” (non-controversy) of the couple in Idaho who own the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel and are claiming religious persecution. Donald and Lynn Knapp fear the government is going to put them in jail and fine them because they won’t officiate same gender weddings at the Hitching Post. 957 more words

The Pastoral Is Political

You can help to bring hope

You can help the church in the Middle East to keep bringing hope and healing to those suffering from war and oppression.

Please watch the video, and if you are moved, please donate through one of the links below which are special accounts through my church, the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. 62 more words

throwing down a discipleship challenge

Tuesday’s speaking trip to Greenville turned out to be a good time. But my experience, without exception, is always positive when I have the opportunity to stand in front of a group of men and encourage them in their journey as followers of the Living Way of Jesus. 416 more words

Live Like You Mean It

When Prayer Doesn't Seem to Work

Paul told us to pray constantly (1 Thes 5:17).  This sounds good for people of faith, when it appears to be working.  I don’t mean by this that God becomes for us a magic genie and that we get exactly what we ask for (which would be nice but most people of faith realize that that is not what faith is all about).   478 more words


what it takes to be a disciple

This afternoon I’ll be driving over to Greenville to speak at a men’s ministry gathering; I’ve been thinking about what I want to say.

Typically – and especially when I’m just visiting for a short “after-dinner” talk – I like to engage people in a conversation about how important it is that we see ourselves as “disciples of Jesus” rather than merely “members of a church.” 509 more words

Live Like You Mean It

Hope Came Down

Hope came down and pitched its tent, in our midst, went where we went. Hope came down for you and me, hope came down and we could see, with the longing of our hearts…Hope came down.

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