Browsing content published during November 2015

Stop It!

So writes the apostle Paul in Philippians 2: “So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition […]

Too Free

                                           In New York City, on Fifth Avenue and the Avenue of the Americas stands a famous bronze statue of the Greek God Atlas, carrying the globe of the world upon is mighty shoulders. He […]


A little girl was to write a short piece for her class. It was a delicate subject, but important: “Where do babies come from?” Her instructions were that she should interview members of her family in order to document her conclusions. Dutifully, she interviewed her mother with the very direct style of a fourth grader, […]

Identity Crisis

My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame, But wholly lean on Jesus’ name. On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand; All other ground is sinking sand, All other ground is sinking sand. My hope is not built on the outcome of the 2016 […]

Thou Shalt Not Bully

Well, apparently I’ve gone and done it again. In what is becoming a habit with me, I seem to have convinced a bunch of people that I’m not really a Christian – at least not a very good one. This time, its over a “red cup” and my unwillingness to jump on the bandwagon of […]

God 2.1 Rebooted

At my age I don’t do floors very well and yet, here I am, in a sleeping bag on the floor of my office at the church. I’m with our Royal Rangers after an overnight “lock in” with the boys. Lot’s of ping pong. . . . air hockey. . . . foosball. . . […]