Mountain Driving

Talking about ‘designated Christians’ sounds like a pastor who doesn’t want to work hard. But I have always taken the approach that one of my main tasks is working myself out of a job, effectively equipping others to do what I do. When I was in high school, my...

The Jig was Up

For years we would drive past that spot only to discover that our handiwork was still evident. Did anyone else wonder why the blue spruce near the National Forest sign had the top six feet cut off of it? One Christmas when I was a child, I came home from school and...

Safety Nets

The gospel we proclaim does not promise a lot of immediate benefit. As a matter of fact, we are inviting people to follow someone who was brutally tortured and publicly executed. Yet there are tremendous benefits to this new life, both now and forever. It is essential...

Midazalom®

According to a recent update from deathpenaltyinfo.org, “Governor Asa Hutchinson sets dates for eight executions. The Arkansas Supreme Court imposes a stay on executions while evaluating the constitutionality of the 2013 secrecy law.” On Monday evening, November 25,...

Completely Weird

A friend I’ve mentioned in this column sells life insurance. He was ordained on-line. Last year he did more weddings than I did. It can be hard to find firm footing in a world where the religious landscape is changing so rapidly. I have a friend who is a Dudeist...