This is another entry into an on-going series through the year. The previous entry can be found here. Tomorrow is Father’s Day, so I figure I should write some thoughts as we go into the weekend and I celebrate my first Father’s Day as a father. You would be surprised how many people would contend that […]Read more "Turning Into Dad: First Father’s Day"
There was a time when I believed America to be a “Christian” nation. I don’t believe that anymore. Whether or not it ever was can be debated, but what is clear is that it’s currently nowhere near “Christian”. Yet as a Christian in this country what should my interaction with national and local politics be? […]Read more "A Call to Action in ‘A Christian Manifesto’"
It has been a while since I’ve last shared a sermon (or sermonette) with you. The main reason for this is that the audio quality wasn’t up to par or interruptions happened in the course of the message. I finally have audio now that I can share with you and so, without further ado, here […]Read more "Sermon: The Wonder of Unbelief"
This is part of an on-going series this year about entering the role of father. You can see the previous post here. My wife has entered her third trimester. We are now under 10 weeks away from the arrival of our first child. I’ve been excited the whole time to become a father, but when […]Read more "Turning Into Dad: It’s Getting Real"
The classic tale of Lew Wallace’s Ben-Hur has been retold in several film adaptations over the past century, and after seeing the Charlton Heston-led version, I became interested in reading the source material. What I found was a meticulously researched tale of a Jewish boy caught in the wrong place at the wrong time sent into […]Read more "The Spiritual Kingdom of ‘Ben-Hur’"
Most people have heard the song “American Pie” and some may realize it was the title track of Don McLean’s second album. Many have puzzled over the song’s meaning, and there’s plenty to chew on in the 8+ minutes of imagery and poetry the tune presents. However, a couple years ago, McLean decided to sell […]Read more "Demolition of the American Dream in ‘American Pie’"
I awoke this morning to cloudy skies, rain, and cool spring weather. In such a setting the grass looks lively and green. While I consider fall and winter my favorite seasons, spring is up there with them (summer is in the basement). The months of March, April, and May make for a wonderful time in […]Read more "The Color Green"