A BEAUTIFULLY AWKWARD PRESENCE

A BEAUTIFULLY AWKWARD PRESENCE

In Medford, Oregon we have an iconic statue positioned on one of the busiest streets in the city. It is not a statue of a war hero or notable historic figure. It is a 29-foot-tall crow-like bird constructed over 50 years ago to draw the attention of passersby to what...

WE ALL THINK WE’RE RIGHT

I appreciate the work done by academics, historians, and theologians. The pool of reference material they produce is valuable, but there is a challenge. Everyone has a bias, including the academics, historians, and theologians – and you and me. As much as we try not...

RESTORING A FRAGMENTED CHURCH

The disciples of Jesus were just like us. They had a propensity to get into arguments about who was the greatest and most informed among them. The disciples were all over the place when it came to interpreting reality. The only thing that eventually drew them together...

SPIRITUAL METABOLISMS

We all have a unique spiritual metabolism that indicates how we will individually digest information. Just because a truth or an opinion is openly declared does not mean everyone listening will immediately get on board and take a first bite of what is being offered....

An Uncomplicated Message

When a religious spirit attempts to control the message of salvation it makes the message complicated. Additions, qualifications, and hoops to jump through are added to the Gospel to make it as difficult as possible for people to experience the love of God. Years ago,...