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  • Worship Shootings – A Hard Conversation that is More than Thoughts and Prayers

    Followers of Jesus Christ should be having some hard conversations with God and within their congregations in the wake of the New Zealand Mosque shooting. We live in times when worshipers have been gunned down in mosques, synagogues, and churches. How, then, shall the followers of Christ respond? First, let us confirm on every level …[ read more ]

  • A Post I Wrote from Inside the Belly of a Large Fish

    I’ve been studying the book of Jonah. I used to see it primarily as a story about a man who ran from God. That’s not me. So, I enjoyed studying Jonah because it was a safe foray into someone else’s follies. Slim chance of personal conviction. A prophet with issues. A follower who doesn’t like …[ read more ]

  • Speaking Truth to Powerful Women

    Women are powerful beings.  With a glance, we can raise a man’s hopes or wither his self-esteem (often leaving me to wonder why burka-enforcing men think it safe to leave a window for the laser-beam of a woman’s eyes.) As women have risen to inhabit an equal place in culture (which is a good thing), …[ read more ]

  • A Hard Conversation with the Witch Next Door

    Have you ever learned a lesson about your own faith from someone opposed to it? God taught me a significant life lesson through an encounter with a warlock. Fresh out of Christian college, I had energy to burn and invested it all in the residents of an inner-city runaway shelter in Providence, RI. Not sure …[ read more ]

  • One Bible Story Every Modern Christian Should Model – But Sometimes Doesn’t

    Nobody wants to be thought a fool. I sure don’t. I’ve always hated being laughed at or considered “not in the know” by others. That was the story of my childhood – being laughed at by cousins and neighborhood kids who weren’t afraid of the train that ran through my grandmother’s back yard or big …[ read more ]