Dec 15, 2010

The Ministers' Morgue - part two

The following piece of fiction is part two of a three-part series. Read part one here . I was going to post it in four parts, but I've agreed to three after an outcry in the comments last week. ;-) The Questions Do you want the next question or not?"...Read more +
Dec 9, 2010

The Ministers' Morgue - part one

The following is a work of fiction. This short story will appear in 4 parts over the next four weeks and is intended to help us think about some serious issues for those in the helping professions. An unexpected phone call I got the news that a minister friend had...Read more +
Dec 2, 2010

Discomfort Dilemma

There's nothing comfortable about our basement. The man cave is not equipped with a high-def TV or EZ chair, X-box or pool table. Walk upstairs and help yourself, because there's no fruit bowl or mini fridge. But there is a barbell. And a bench, a few dumbbells, weight plates, and...Read more +
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 +