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...

The Bible, Sex and Communication

The over-spiritualization of the Song of Songs is theological body-shaming. In the last twelve years, I have written these columns about marijuana, mixed martial arts and my monastic adventures. But my 2019 column about pornography got the most attention. Sex sells....

Virtual religion?

COVID has accelerated an already existing change in our religious landscape. I have a tendency to make unrequested proposals. I’ll have some “great idea,” write it up and send it to some poor, unsuspecting soul. Most of the time these folks are very gracious to...