Weekly Meanderings

New blog: Finking out Loud with David Wheatley (a feeologian). You may not laugh aloud, but he’ll bring you some smiles. Another new blog: Ed Gilbreath, author of Reconciliation Blues, has a blog that will devote itself to racial reconciliation. [Read more...]

Dugout Wisdom

Casey Stengel: “Good pitching will stop good hitting and vice-versa.” [Read more...]

Biblical’s Missional Perspective

Are you interested in taking a theological course on the missional perspective — and take it online? Check this out: Biblical Theological Seminary site, scroll down the right to “Biblical’s First Online Course,” click there and you can see the syllabus to Todd Mangum’s course. You might be able to transfer this course to your [Read More...]

Friday is for Friends

Between 1968 and 1988, the average American added 168 hours of work to his or her annual work load — working about a month more per year! We work too much. Darryl Tippens, in chp 6 of Pilgrim Heart, adds a few more beatitudes on “resting.” How can we slow down? I suggest reading this [Read More...]


Tuesday night, Wednesday morning and early afternoon, and Thursday morning I spoke to the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Graduate Staff Ministries. To my delight, no travel: one mile west of my home is St Mary of the Lake Seminary and IVCF GSM holds its annual retreat there. One of the most satisfying experiences I’ve ever had [Read More...]

Call’s Memory

The psalmist begins this section by crying out to God for deliverance. As the section develops he becomes confident, and part of the reason for his confidence can be found in v. 152. [Read more...]

Tony admits he loses the debate

Following our knock-down, drag-out event at Greensboro, with Tony Jones telling stories and yours truly pushing the message of Jesus through the “Lukan thread,” Tony and I gathered together for a brief respite and you can see, because he’s checking out my pleated and cuffed trousers and Born shoes and colored T-shirt, that he’s in [Read More...]

Call’s Confidence

The psalmist’s confidence brims over the top now: if v. 149 shows that he can make claim on God because of God’s steadfast love and judgment, in vv. 150-151 the psalmist expresses a singular confidence. [Read more...]

Unanswered Prayers 1

Most of us, at one time or another, struggle with the reality and prospect of unanswered prayers. We read about promises that if we have enough faith we will be heard or we read that if we ask we will get or if we ask in God’s will we will get what we want — [Read More...]


Kris and I had a wonderful time in Portland. To begin with, once again we were treated to the glories of mountains, deep gorges, and waterfalls cascading down green mountains. You can see what I mean here: [Read more...]