Cell biology.

I’m like you. I love to be outside. I love the trails and the rocks and the stars and the clouds. I love the smell of the forest, the sound of the river and the soft feeling of the wind in my hair. I’ve seen a bird’s nest hanging precariously over Yellowstone Canyon,...

Ambulance or fence?

Recently a candidate for state government mentioned her support for our “God-given, 2nd-amendment rights.”  Honestly, it doesn’t surprise me how eager so many Christians are to bring guns to church. Perhaps you’ve heard of Roy Sullivan. He was a park...

Does your Pastor have a church?

Which is better?  Living in a fishbowl or feeling like a fish-out-of-water?  Fortunately, there is an alternative. My memory of the incident is hazy. I recall the sound of shattering glass. And the soaked shag carpeting. And all of them lying on the floor gasping. And...

Canoeing the Mountains.

We should consider it an asset how exploration and discovery are such a recent and important part of our country’s DNA. Several years ago I loaded up everyone into the family truckster and headed west. Actually we spent our first night in Weston, Missouri and...

Trying to improve the next generation

Most interesting about this column was the number of parents with kids the same age as my kids told me that they read my column — sometimes over the dinner table.  For most of us who are not famous, our opportunity to change the world comes in the smallest...

Still reachable.

Death has no graduates.  That is why faith is required.  And friends. My friends are white, 50-something year-old males who like cars, college sports and YouTube videos of people sticking firecrackers up their noses (do not try this at home). Like you and your...