Christianity in Crisis: from fear to faith

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Christianity! A 2,000 year old tree that’s mature, big, & mighty. With over 3 billion members & 40,000 denominations, it’s connected throngs of people to God & Jesus. Our tree is rooted to the earth & reaches us to the heavens. What a great & glorious gift to the world!Video of this "7-21" talk at the Christianity 21 Conference held in Phoenix, AZ this week.Yet rumor has it, we’re dying. Apparently, Christianity’s hey day is over in the West. In 1966, there were 600 … [Read more...]

“Pressure Pots”: a poetic repsonse to Boston & West, Texas tragedies

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“doo doo doo do-do do. do.doo doo doo do-do do. do.”david and freddie knew.they knew about the pressure that comes down on me and youand through their song, we were blessed with a pop witness to theterror of knowing what this world’s all about.it honored the good friends who scream “let me out!”that witness is oh so needed.in an age when thousands follow the vapid, overly positive tweets and twitters of radiant yogis and yoginis and the syrupy feel-good platitudes … [Read more...]

Jesus — An Unwanted Christmas Present?

A Devotion for Christmas Day and beyond.“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me… If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.”  John 14:1, 15-17 I don’t think I’m alone in having memories of certain presents tha … [Read more...]


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