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April 20, 2018
Millennials Don’t Know About Extermination Camps
In 1961, the Nazi official Adolf Eichmann was put on trial for his role in...
April 18, 2018
Peter Berger on the New Class Struggle in American Religion
Thirty-seven years ago, I stumbled upon an article by Peter Berger, "The Class Struggle in...
April 12, 2018
“Beyond Anything I’ve Seen Before from Modern Lutheran Writers”: A Review of Our New Book
I hate promoting myself, but I have to share with you this review of my...
April 10, 2018
Google Comes to Pryor, Oklahoma
Since retiring to a small Oklahoma town, such as the one I grew up in,...
April 05, 2018
Back to the U.S.A.
We leave Australia early Thursday morning for our 17 hour flight back to the U.S.A. ...
April 02, 2018
Good Advice vs. Good News
The essence of Christianity is not good advice, but good news. And there is a...
March 30, 2018
Our Power Struggle with God
I just got back from our Good Friday service. Here in Australia we're a day...
March 26, 2018
When Christ’s Work Comes Together “For Us”
Our new granddaughter, Hannah Grace Hensley, was baptized on Palm Sunday. Now comes Holy Week. ...
March 11, 2018
Our daughter here in Australia had her baby! In the photo you can see John,...
February 26, 2018
We’re On Our Way to Australia
Today we leave for Australia, where we will be through the month of March, coming...
February 09, 2018
A Tribute to James Sire, Who Got Me Started
James W. Sire, the former editor of InterVarsity Press, has died at the age of...
January 19, 2018
An Interview About Our New Book
The Concordia Publishing House blog has posted an interview with Rev. Trevor Sutton and me...
January 15, 2018
Visiting Churches When I Was Seven
Was my response an indication that I would eventually leave the bland, liberal mainline Protestantism...
January 12, 2018
“The Church of Tomorrow” Is For Sale
The church had no creeds. You could believe whatever you wanted! Surely that's a formula...
December 25, 2017
Have a Merry, Happy, Blessed Christmas!
Christmas greetings to all of you! Many thanks to both long-time readers and the legions...
December 18, 2017
My New “Publications” Page & an Interview with the Author
A week or so ago, I noticed that several hundred readers had accessed the...
December 06, 2017
Because God Is Merciful
Before we retired a couple of years ago and moved to Oklahoma, we attended St....
October 12, 2017
Quotations From Our New Book
More shameless promotion of my new book with Trevor Sutton, Authentic Christianity: How Lutheran Theology...
October 11, 2017
Our “Astonishing,” “Scintillating, “Daring” Book
I was amazed by the endorsements of the book that Trevor Sutton and I have just...
October 10, 2017
Our New Book on Lutheranism and the Postmodern Condition
The book that I wrote with Trevor Sutton releases today. It's called Authentic Christianity: How...
September 04, 2017
Back in America
We're back in the U.S.A. after spending August in Australia, doing some speaking and visiting...
August 29, 2017
“God is an artist!”
One highlight of our time on Kangaroo Island: My 8-year-old granddaughter was showing me the...
August 28, 2017
We were in our Kangaroo Island paradise. Four days without internet or cell-phones. I...
August 25, 2017
A Respite at Kangaroo Island
Here in Australia, my speaking gigs are over. So we're all headed to Kangaroo Island,...
August 09, 2017
As you have surely noticed, this blog has a completely new look. I knew that...
August 01, 2017
I’m going down under
We're off to Australia, where we will be for the entire month of August. We...
June 16, 2017
“Hell is other people” vs. Heaven is other people
In his play No Exit, existentialist thinker Jean Paul Sartre said and portrayed that "Hell...
June 07, 2017
“When the secular was sacred”
I grew up in a liberal mainline denomination in the 1950s and 1960s, going to...
May 15, 2017
The little nation that defeated the Soviets
A nation is defined by its history and its people's common experiences. That is especially...
May 08, 2017
Challenges for conservative churches in Scandinavia
In Finland, I taped three programs for the Christian television network. The host, Leif Nummela,...
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