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 […]

26
Sep

Measuring the Soul

I think the best measurement available to us of the dimensions of the human soul is found in our capacity to hold other persons inside our heart. By holding other […]

25
Sep

Remembering Sunday

At the end of a Sunday, there is always a sense of my mind being fried. So much taken in, so much put out. Sunday mornings are adrenalin rushes. A […]