Tying Run on Third at the Bottom of the Ninth

Author Christopher Wright ask a fundamental question in his book The Mission of God’s People, “… What does it mean to be human? Are we gods, or merely animals that have evolved a… Continue reading

Maybe: The Effectiveness of Christian Missions

Perhaps a good starting point for a discussion on Christian mission is to ask two simple questions; “What is the principal goal of mission work?” The other is, “What are the results of… Continue reading

Grace: A Choice or Predestined?

        At the beginning of the Protestant reformation, England’s King  Henry VIII declared himself head of the Church of England and used the Parliaments to enact the laws ruling his… Continue reading

Grace in the Woodshop

For woodworkers, a router is not a device to wirelessly route signals from one computer to another. It is a tool used to make shapes, joints and edges in wood. Years ago my… Continue reading

Truth or Consequences?

Some of you may have noticed that the theme for this year’s Lenten messages has been “A Journey of Truth”. I have sought out scriptures which deal with truth and its opposite, deceit,… Continue reading

Evangelico Manifesto

So much has been said concerning the impact of the “evangelical voter” during this election year that I began to wonder “what is an evangelical?” The answer is  broad and encompassing, giving people… Continue reading

Cleaving the Murk

“One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of March thaw, is the Spring.” Aldo Leopold Years ago in early March, I arose before daybreak and… Continue reading

Little Red Cup

Originally I had intended to write an article about red coffee cups. It would have been a tongue-in-cheek observation of the pseudo controversy surrounding Starbucks conspiracy to undermine the celebration of Christmas. At… Continue reading

Prophets, Kings and God

            Exodus begins with the Israelites “…greatly, increased in numbers and became so numerous that the land was filled with them.”[i] They were becoming a potent people in Egypt which forced the Pharaoh… Continue reading

Hiding?

I read an article about a small town hospital in Missouri which was struggling to stay open. It had a payroll of $80,000.00 for the month and only $8,000.00 in the bank. Their… Continue reading