Blog

06
Oct

Parenting

Yesterday my wife and I were at our eleven year old son Bobby’s middle school soccer game. He was starting for the first time and was playing well, and we […]

04
Oct

Creativity and Chaos

Each morning I confront a blank page. I am finding this confrontation to be both frightening and invigorating. Each day, a kind of birth. After doing this now for a couple […]

03
Oct

Heaven and Hell

Alice died last week at the age of 99. She lived in the nursing home, and over the years I had watched her get frailer and frailer. She was really […]

02
Oct

Evaluating Church

Some follow up thoughts from yesterday’s sermon. In evaluating the spiritual health and vitality of a church, here is something to consider: Is it a place where honesty in personal truth-telling […]

28
Sep

Jesus Camp

A peculiar convergence of thoughts and events: First the thoughts. This past Sunday my sermon included my thoughts about the Christian life and children, inspired partly by the Gospel lesson […]

27
Sep

Nearly Drowning

Having been blogging now for over a week, the challenge of finding things to write about begins to emerge. Last week I wrote about some of the rhythms of an […]