Dec 1, 2010

I Wish You Could See Her

I wish you could see her as I see her, for I look at her with the eyes of a lover, a father, a child, and a connoisseur. The stories in her book, aged for millennia, have an archetypal patina that cannot be forged. Devoted scholars study them and parse...Read more +
Nov 24, 2010

Just a Lay Person?

Sue Mallory, in her book, The Equipping Church , admits: “I put off writing this book for a long time because I wasn’t sure I had an audience or a right to speak. After all, I thought, I’m just a layperson.” What had held her back? The self-fulfilling prophecy, “I’m...Read more +
Nov 17, 2010

A Prayer in a Season of Wandering

Tolkein’s famous line from the Lord of the Rings comes often to my mind these days. Not all those who wander are lost. I know that’s true because I am not lost, but I am definitely wandering the earth. I left one place but have not arrived at another. I...Read more +
Nov 10, 2010

John Rushing's Final Prayer

I was in his hospital room when John Rushing died a few days ago. He was in his 80s. An aneurysm burst in John’s aorta and he was rushed to the hospital. He survived the emergency surgery but couldn’t seem to wake up afterward. They tried for several days to...Read more +
Nov 4, 2010

Doubting Thomas at Work on the 2011 Budget

Most of the apostles have the same title. Saint John. Saint Matthew. Saint Peter. But Thomas had a special title: Doubting Thomas. It’s not really fair to him. The guy did a lot of other stuff, you know? He was a twin. He almost certainly went out with the first...Read more +
Oct 28, 2010

Dear Pastor, What Should I Be When I Grow Up?

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” That’s a question we ask kids all the time. When I was younger, I struggled with this question, and I remember my pastor suggesting that I consider the priesthood. I chuckled and said, “No.” He did get me thinking, though...Read more +