A Response to Recent Misunderstandings (2007)

Being a follower of Jesus requires two things of me: 1) a desire to love Jesus with all my being 2) a devoted humility to please God–no if, ands, buts, or a comma between the “please” and “God.” My dream is to render both faithfully every day. But Jesus-following and...

Freely You Have Received, Freely Give

Toward a Post-Tithing, Post-Stewardship, Postmodern Theology of Receiving "What have you got that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if it were not a gift?" Apostle Paul (1Cor.4:7) *** "It is not what we eat but what we digest that makes...


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The Big “W”

There are two kinds of dogs in this world (not people this time!). There are the dogs who eat everything and anything – toss them a bit of anything, meat, cauliflower, mushrooms, shoe leather – and it will be snapped out of the sky and scarfed down without hesitation.

Why Christmas is So Dangerous

There is no doubt about it. Christmas is a dangerous time of year. You ever tried negotiating a mall parking lot between Black Friday and Christmas Eve? You know one level of danger.