Archive for May, 2012

Conservative Self-Reflection

My guess is that many of us see the mistakes of those who are cynical about: Prayer The existence of God The supernatural side of the Bible The Deity of Jesus His miracles His resurrection Our personal need for his death in our place His promise to return The eventual resurrection of all who have […]


When my wife and I walked into the small darkened theater I saw something that has been as unforgettable to me as the film we were about to see. Scattered and spread out among the many empty seats, a few parents sat with children in a manner that, as I recall, looked more like a […]

The Ostrich and the Cross

Your responses to the previous question have been so good! Let me see if I can pull our thoughts together and move us a bit further. Together, we have found a man named Job at the end of his moral and mental sanity. His stature as the wealthiest, most influential, and most blessed man in […]

God and the Ostrich

“The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully, but they cannot compare with the pinions and feathers of the stork… She lays her eggs on the ground and lets them warm in the sand, unmindful that a foot may crush them, that some wild animal may trample them… She treats her young harshly, as if they […]

Informal Communities

Am in the middle of the long flight home. Still having trouble knowing how to express what I have seen and heard on a week visit to South Africa. On one hand, while in the Durban area I have met people with a deep desire to reach out to all segments of this complex society. […]

Worlds Apart

Have spent a lot of time indoors with the exception of some early morning walks along beautiful Indian Ocean beaches. Am hoping in the next couple of days to get out into the city and some rural districts. Have heard  stories about parts of South Africa that have lost a whole generation to AIDS. Children […]

What Makes it Personal?

After a couple of days of traveling I’ve joined a wonderful group of co-workers in South Africa. Will be learning a lot from them in the next few days. Have found that my host here has the kind of wireless access that allows me to call home with the sound of being “next door”. This […]

Our Fathers

On StoryCorps, a project of National Public Radio, I heard 73-year-old Walter Dean Myers tell a story that he says has forever changed the way he remembers his father. Myers, an author with almost 100 books to his name, recalls that at 14 he already had a love for writing. Since his parents didn’t have […]

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