A Hermeneutic of Hope

I love learning. I love books. I love conversations, lectures, study groups that stretch my understanding and give voice to my own ideas and questions. And if I could, were it possible to do so, I would start another degree program today. I love school. I love education. That makes me a strange bird in […]

The Fun House Church

It is almost that time of year. Candy apples, cotton candy, hot dogs, burgers, sausage, and anything you can imagine on a stick. Music shows. Weight guessers. Games of chance. And rides. Lots and lots of rides. Rides that spin fast. Rides that twirl high. Rides that swing wide… Makes a fellow all dizzy just […]

A Passion for the Language of God

In the beginning God. We associate those first four verses in the Bible with the act of creation. And for good reason, that’s the story that most naturally and linguistically flows from or follows after. In the beginning God. To see this phrase as only the precursor to the creation account is to be just […]

My Dirty Laundry Is Showing

I just completed my first full month of preaching at the Lake Harbour Drive Church of Christ. I still find it hard to imagine. After all the pain, hurt, anger, frustration, and humiliation, I find it so hard to believe my current situation is real. And yet here I am. On the last Sunday of […]

A Second Chance Lord

Creating a Christ-like Culture? Talk about that too much and the next thing you know, we might again start spouting initials everywhere! Maybe you’ll remember WWJD? What Would Jesus Do? Indeed. A Christ-like culture kind of gets started when we do things like Jesus might have done them. But changing a culture from the outside […]

My Comforter, My All in All…

This winter has been colder than most. Those who heat by electric or gas are probably seeing a big difference in their bills. We see it in a mostly depleted fire wood shed because, we heat our house entirely by burning logs in a wood stove. It puts out lots of heat, and some places […]

My Comforter, My All in All…

This winter has been colder than most. Those who heat by electric or gas are probably seeing a big difference in their bills. We see it in a mostly depleted fire wood shed because, we heat our house entirely by burning logs in a wood stove. It puts out lots of heat, and some places […]

Holy Ground

In the past and in different venues, I have written about the people who have helped shape my faith. In that regard, I have been extraordinarily blessed. College and grad school offered amazing opportunities to learn from folks who were intellectual giants. Even today, all these years later I remain humbled by the ability and […]