• Unsettling Proposals for the Christian Church

    22 June, 2018

    This is an unsettling proposal: The revolutionary Jesus brought fresh wine to a stale wedding, He invaded the temple twice and took whips to false worship, yet man's best attempts at fashioning church is in his own image - a pattern far from the pattern of Christ's image for His bride.…...[read more]

  • The Dread of Loneliness#

    21 June, 2018

    Loneliness is a single rose with no vase to hug it. Loneliness is outstretched arms that close around no one. ~ anon. A soul is hollowed out while loneliness persists. Anne Hathaway spoke about loneliness: Loneliness is my least favorite thing about life. The thing that I'm most worried…...[read more]

  • Deep Calls To Deep

    20 June, 2018

    Deep calls to deep. The adult who has played in the shallows will yearn for more. Faith and prayer beg for more. Righteousness calls to be heard. The more hardship polishes a man's faith, the clearer his grasp of it. When the soul is downcast and disturbed, when the waves and breakers sweep…...[read more]

  • Sipping Coffee with the Pastor

    19 June, 2018

    I recall the water's edge in a sheltered cove, a quiet backwater to a much larger basin that spilled into the ocean. We would take our young family there with a joy-filled regularity. This paradise secreted away from the maddening winds of life became the perfect water playground for our…...[read more]

  • The Unforgiving

    18 June, 2018

    We dwell in an unforgiving world. Enmity breeds enmity. All accounts are to be paid. 1991 saw Clint Eastwood produce, direct and star in his last western - Unforgiven. To my sensibilities - a brutal movie displaying savagery that may well represent the old wild west. Clint Eastwood and Gene…...[read more]

  • How to Forgive Permanently

    17 June, 2018

    There is always that battle within to forgive. You try to forgive, but the hurt raises its ugly head again. The battle then is multiplied with vengeance, bitterness and a whole host of poor emotions knocking on your door. Jesus fought this battle first - and won. Here's how! Nails in His hands,…...[read more]