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  • One Way to Be Delivered from Fear is to Walk Through It

    There is more than one way to be delivered from fear. Take for instance, my lifelong fear of being bitten by a dog. It probably began when I was introduced to my grandfather’s German Shepherd, Babe. He was, by all accounts, a gentle and loving dog but I was a toddler, and he was so …[ read more ]

  • Are Christians Called to Defend the Rainbow?

    Are Christians called to defend the rainbow? Let me say from the start of this post that I hold to a traditional, biblical perspective on marriage, gender, and sexual expression. I believe marriage between a man and a woman is a holy institution designed by God to reflect His relationship with the church. I believe …[ read more ]

  • When Father’s Day Just Brings Pain

    All the broken fathers who fell short of what we needed and all the faltering mothers who chose their own needs over ours, they follow us, long after we’ve moved past them, into adulthood, into our own parenting, into our relationship with God. It is the first failing we own, our inability to heal our …[ read more ]

  • Attacked by a Large Dog

    Dear Readers, I took a week of vacation and had planned to post a new essay this week. Unfortunately, during the course of my day job, I was the victim of a vicious attack by a Pitweiler (a cross between a pit bull and a Rottweiler). I have four bites, 13 stitches, lots of scrapes …[ read more ]

  • When It’s Easier Just to Fail

    There are many ways to fail this side of glory. Moral failure. Financial failure. Career. Marital. Parenting. Friendship. Worst of all is heart failure. Not a sudden cardiac arrest of the soul but that gradual dulling of spiritual passion or zeal that tempts us all at one time or another. At the end of the …[ read more ]