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FIGHTING FAITH WITH FAITH
When I pastored in The Netherlands, one of my first objectives was to gather the church’s formal leadership and wrestle
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LOOKING BACK AT THE BEST READS OF 2017
I set an audacious goal to read fifty books in 2017. It was too ambitious. Too many distractions. Too many
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Help! Christmas is Coming
Christmas weekend is coming, and I am guessing most pastors are sweating by now. I know they are. For thirty
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WHAT THE NEWS DOES NOT REPORT
Open the newspaper today, turn to news about the Middle East, and you will read about unrest in Israel, clashes
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A THANKSGIVING I NO LONGER MISS
Saturday I spent some time along the shore of Plymouth Harbor visiting a 17th century English village. It is a
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THOSE ANNUAL IRRELEVANT AWARDS
Every year in the Fall, evangelical theologians gather from around the world to present instructive and challenging papers on a
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THE LAST WORD
Last summer, I watched the movie, “The Last Word.” Shirley MacLaine plays the character, Harriet Lauler. She lives in comfortable
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God’s Elusive Ways
Wednesday, on the way home from seminary, I stopped to see one of my mentors, Pastor Don Jensen (a.k.a. PJ).
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THE IMPORTANCE OF TIME ALONE
Some words for this new day– Jesus says, ‘Go to your private room and, when you have shut your door,
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Second, They Came for Those Holding to Faith
Earlier this month, I came across a disturbing article in the Wall Street Journal, “First, They Came for the Biologists.”
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THE NEXT TIME YOU USE A WORD
The other night we were dining with friends up here at the cabin. I suddenly noticed a mouse crawling along
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WHAT PAIN EXPOSES
It is September 30, and I must say I am grateful this month is over in three hours and six
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