Thoughts about God, culture, and the Real Jesus.
Sunday, September 25, 2022
When "Freedom" Goes Berserk (Freedom Is Not Anarchic)
(Free-range squirrel, on my back porch) At Redeemer we love the word "freedom." I love this word! Jesus said, in John 8:32, &...
Friday, September 23, 2022
The Cognitive Limits of Personal Narratives
(The River Raisin, in Monroe) (These are some Wittgensteinian aphorisms on the limits of stories that I wrote during my praying time...
Thursday, September 22, 2022
The Power of Investing Spiritually in Our Children
(Kitty Hawk, NC) I have been serving and teaching in children's ministries since the early 70s, when I was a pastor in Joliet, Illi...
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Being In the Will of God
Monroe County Community College "Hearing God only makes sense in the framework of living in the will of God." (Willard, Hearing...
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Pastors Enter Into The Grief of Others
(Our grandson Levi.) I became a youth pastor in 1971. I've been past...
Monday, September 19, 2022
Grief and Hope
(Our dog So-Fee, and me) If there is one thing that is certain, it is taxes. But there is something more certain than taxes. One day I wi...
Be Quick to Listen, Be Slow to Text
(Lake Michigan) I don't use social media or texting to share negat...
Sunday, September 18, 2022
An Incoherent, Dogmatic, Progressive Christian Belief
Colby Martin is a self-proclaimed "progressive Christian." I read his book - The Shift: Surviving and Thriving After Moving fro...
Flourishing and Bearing Fruit in Old Age
(In Detroit) I am seventy-three years old. I've written Psalm 92:12-14 on a card. I placed it next to our downstairs computer. ...
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Letter to a Grieving Divorcee
(Monroe County) I wrote a a letter to a friend of ours whose divorce was finalized. Linda and I meet many people in this situation. So, I ...
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