AUTHENTIC FAITH

I was invited to a series of meetings with a film producer and screenwriter who create faith-based movies. They wanted another set of eyes on their project. In our conversation about the movie script, I asked a question. “Why do some actors in faith-based movies have...

WHEN IT’S TIME TO SAY NO

Just because someone holds a position of authority, it does not mean they are to be obeyed with unquestioned lockstep obedience to their demands. While we are to honor those in authority in our lives, there are times the greater expression of honor is disobedience to...
RESTRICTED PASSAGE

RESTRICTED PASSAGE

150 years ago, merchant shipping went through a transition from sail to steam power. In the 1880s, the Brooklyn Bridge was constructed. When completed, the span of the bridge across the East River was too low to allow for the passage of tall-masted sailing vessels. At...
Sacred cows

Sacred cows

We all own a herd of sacred cows. A sacred cow is an idea or custom we hold dear that has run its course. Upon a closer, and at times painful examination, we realize the continued existence of our sacred cow has become unreasonable.  One indicator of our...

Taking a Second Look

My wife, Jan, was doing a project in our backyard. She asked me to go to a local home improvement store and pick up a piece of lumber to create a border for her project. I loaded my dog in my pickup and went on my honey-do errand. When I arrived at the store, I stood...