WHEN FEAR LEADS

When a crisis begins the first voices to speak are typically voices of fear. As fear takes hold, solutions are offered to mitigate our fear. Some of those offerings may later prove to be faulty after closer examination. Our greatest ally in such times is the gift of...
OUR ONLY SAFE PLACE

OUR ONLY SAFE PLACE

I took a picture of this pitiful worm right after a rainstorm. The worm along with hundreds of others just like it had left the safe soil of the earth to crawl out onto the pavement and die. The sad plight of the worm reminds me of a life of faith. Our only safe place...

HUNGRY FOR MORE

One of the positive things to come out of this time of social isolation is spiritual hunger. People are hungry for more. It would be unfair and unrealistic to attach to a pastor the demand to provide all we need in the form of teaching and fellowship. That must become...
NAVIGATING SPIRITUAL WHITEWATER

NAVIGATING SPIRITUAL WHITEWATER

A dangerous stretch of spiritual and cultural whitewater is approaching. Those who have been trained by faith will possess the necessary skills required to safely navigate the coming rapids My son-in-law is an expert kayaker. He has kayaked challenging rapids both in...

KEEP WALKING

When we see people spending time criticizing ministries of which they do not approve or when people try to infer only one translation of the Bible is acceptable or when you are told you must believe their narrow interpretation on points of theology, you have met a...