Russian tanks, John Lennon and Heaven.

Yes, there is bad religion.  But there is also wonderful religion. I never thought I’d see hostile tanks rumbling through a European city. Or hear the wail of air raid sirens. Or watch live video of non-combatants making Molotov cocktails. I can only imagine how...

Love unwrapped.

This was published on Christmas day.  How many people read the newspaper on Christmas day? We jump into Christmas with both feet. I suppose when you begin holiday traditions you are bound to them forever – or at least until the kids leave home. “Dad, when are you...
Thank you!

Thank you!

Pastor Appreciation Month is celebrated each October.  On our Workday on October 30th Marla and I were given a basket of wonderful presents.  Thank you, dear church, for your thoughtfulness and generosity!  We love you and consider ourselves so fortunate to have spent...

Bridge housing.

Every community in our nation should have places like this. Can you member the last time you moved into a new apartment? There’s a little more to it than finding a strong friend with a pick-up in exchange for pizza and beer. It’s an expensive process: Utility hook-ups...
About COVID Weariness…

About COVID Weariness…

This is my column in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on Saturday, August 7, 2021.  I discuss the issue of Christians not getting a COVID vaccination. The pandemic has had a surprising side effect.  It is an x-ray.  COVID-19 has illuminated our culture like a...
Not taught in seminary…

Not taught in seminary…

On Monday a church member called me because her daughter has a problem:  she has rescued dozens of animals and needs to cut hay for them.  But the hay cutter arrived unassembled.  So I arrive with my toolbox and get to to work.  You never know what this job will bring...