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...

Cups go upside down. Apparently.

My first column in January 2017.  Perhaps I was in the midst of New Year’s resolutions. My wife is terrific. She is funny, gracious and patient. Most of all she puts up with my madcap schemes and hare-brained adventures. If I’m working on some crazy new...

Post-election Prayer

It’s not just that every pastor and prophet must speak into the prevailing winds of current political events, we must always remember that the kingdom we serve does not bow down to any human system. I’ve heard some strange things since the recent presidential...