There’s Got to Be a Better Way

There’s Got to Be a Better Way

Objective Wisdom Is there any such thing?  I suppose that would depend on your definition of wisdom.  Ever curious, I consulted my trusty Funk & Wagnell Dictionary (culture reference for the older folks).  One definition of wisdom is: “Good practical knowledge,...
When Tradition Gets in the Way

When Tradition Gets in the Way

The Cultural Jesus There are so many voices in our culture who go to great lengths to domesticate Jesus.  Some come from within the church and a good many come from outside the church.  In many cases they seek to appropriate Jesus’ name, story and power for their own...
Tending Our Soil

Tending Our Soil

Will the Ground Ever Thaw? As I completed my morning time with God today, I began to think about the last year.  As an optimist, I generally focus on what we have gained in the last year.  There have been some truly extraordinary experiences of God’s grace that have...
Getting with the Program

Getting with the Program

Turning the Page on the Past One of the constants of the last year is the need to be flexible.  News, numbers, and recommendations about how best to weather the COVID 19 storm have changed with great regularity and even great speed.  Yesterday was another one of those...
Taking the Next Faithful Step

Taking the Next Faithful Step

Eyes Bigger Than Our Stomach When I was growing up my grandparents had a go-to expression when we left food on our plate. They would say “your eyes are too big for your stomach.”  This wouldn’t be at every meal.  It would typically show up at one of those meals where...