It’s not every day that I get to be in a conference call with a senator, but I was invited into call yesterday with Florida Senator, Marco Rubio....Keep Reading
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How do you typically respond when something doesn’t work out?...
You likely know that the Continental divide, a ridgeline in the American West, divides where rainfall (or snowmelt) ends up....
In getting a basic physical evaluation, no medical professional asks you one question. They ask you dozens of questions....
When the Communists won control of China in 1949, many pastors were jailed or executed, and many churches were closed....Keep Reading
Given the rising concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, I thought it would be helpful to write a short note to communicate how we intend to respond and also to offer some encouragement....Keep Reading
Recently, Tish Warren wrote an Op-Ed for the New York Times, Want to Get Into the Christmas Spirit? Face the Darkness.She wanted to address how, as Christians, we celebrate Jesus' birth as the light that has come into darkness, andas John's Gospel says, 'the darkness could not overcome it.'She wrote: "Advent bids us first to pause and to look, with complete honesty, at th...Keep Reading
What is the most un-talkable subject you can think of? It’s not sex, because people talk (at least with me) about their sex lives and thoughts all the time. And conversations ...Keep Reading
After the Louisiana Purchase had been secured with France, President Thomas Jefferson commissioned Lewis & Clark to explore and map the newly acquired territory....Keep Reading
Recently a friend commented to me, “It’s hard that you get fired if you don’t talk about Jesus at your job while most people at worship could get fired if they talk about Jesus at theirs.”...Keep Reading
I read last week that our United States Congress is seen as one of our most dysfunctional institutions, so it probably doesn’t help that our annual General Assembly (G.A.) functions like the Congress of our denomination. ...Keep Reading
Why do we rest? From the beginning, we are given a pattern of the goodness of work, balanced with the goodness of rest. ...Keep Reading
In 2001, Julie and I bought our house. A home we could afford that was big enough for our 4 kids also meant that it needed to be fixed up. ...Keep Reading