The Way

A First Century Church for the 21st Century A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35 Are you a serious Christian […]

Evening Twinge

How clueless I am–still–about the Big Things and the Little Details of this life in Christ we share. A shudder of a thought just now, a cold shiver. Tonight, out of nowhere, the workings of Grace suddenly seemed too alien to hold in mind. Here’s the twist. Even though I know I’m clueless about grace, […]

Sheep Dogs, Wolves and the Lamb of God

Still haven’t gotten around to seeing American Sniper–it hasn’t aged nearly enough. The Passion of the Christ came out in 2004. I didn’t see it in the theater that year or on video–remember VHS–or any of the other medium available until Netflix streaming came into our lives and I promptly put The Passion at the […]

Honey, Have You Seen My Rants?

They were here  just a minute ago. Regular readers of this blog, who number anywhere from a starting five to a full bench with reserves, depending on summer vocations, may be wondering at the sudden removal of the most recent posts. If you have posted a like or a comment, I thank you sincerely. But […]

May We Come In?

This is addressed to White Christians in America. It is for those attending a predominantly white Church.  It is intended as well for the many unaffiliated white Christians, the Nones, young and old, who have stopped going to church altogether. Dear Fellow White Christians: Let’s tell the truth. Racial animus, in that full spectrum from belittling […]

Pain and Policy

Caught up watching the the Charleston Massacre coverage unfold on TV. Face after face, some in tears, most beyond the comfort of tears. Death and loss, sorrow, heartache. Pain. Pain. This is the crux of the problem, isn’t it?  The emotional pain that is at the center of every human life. It is a bizarre […]

Size Matters

Been trying to find a way into this topic, Brothers and Sisters, but no luck. Maybe if we just chat awhile it’ll dawn on us. And there are a lot of us’s. Seven billion human beings and counting, alive right this instant, pumping out  many thousands of thoughts in a  day, emotions zigging high and […]