October 5, 2022

Tomorrow I’m headed to Lebanon and Jordan for a couple of weeks. I’ll be writing about continued refugee relief efforts in these two countries. My objective is to find, document, and write Impact Stories resulting from the ongoing work of a variety of individuals and groups in these two countries. Here are a few questions I’ve been asked: 3Photo by David Rupert Who are you featuring? I’ll be meeting with associates of IDEAS International, women and men who have given... Read more

September 21, 2022

We don’t all need to agree, but a return to civility and respect for each other is something the vast majority of us long for. And despite what your audience might feel about the possibilities, we’ve tried everything else. So why not try what the Bible prescribes Read more

September 5, 2022

I must confess that I have an aversion to the term, “pursuit of happiness” and I bristle when people use it to justify their behavior. Happiness, although thrown into the Bill of Rights by Thomas Jefferson, is not really a Christian imperative. We act like it is – using it as an excuse to leave a spouse, to buy unnecessary possessions,or to gorge ourselves at the buffet line of life. I am a “happy” person – and I consider my outlook... Read more

August 15, 2022

.To pick a goal, a desire, or a destiny—a horizon—and to focus on it might seem a cop-out, but it keeps us afloat through rough waters. It keeps us from helplessly leaning over the side of the boat. Read more

August 1, 2022

I worked with a miserable cynic once. To him, every policy was a plot. Every direction was misguided, and every conversation was double-sided. He thinks he's a realist. Everyone else thinks he's a drag. What a miserable life. Read more

July 18, 2022

Just Say Yes! I took my own advice and am taking a leap for a few weeks in October. I’m hoping some of you will want to partner with me, even in a small way, with some ongoing projects in the Middle East. I’ve been given an opportunity to go to Jordan and Lebanon to help write and report on local relief efforts in those countries. I’ll be under the umbrella of IDEAS, a unique organization that places professionals in hard-to-reach groups, “allowing them to make a significant... Read more

July 7, 2022

Watching the current denigration of Evangelicals (and Catholics too) in the modern news cycle is irritating, and yet mildly entertaining. For years – even decades – they’ve cited numbers about church attendance, lack of belief, and wayward leadership. But on the ground, that’s not true. Evangelicals aren’t dying. Every church I have been to in the last 20 years has been healthy, thriving and growing. The sheer number of young families in churches is a sign that the life-changing message... Read more

June 27, 2022

Two things can be true at once. We can protect the embryo and we can protect the mother. Our biblical call is to embrace those women who are “in distress” due to pregnancy. The work is just beginning. Read more

June 6, 2022

From tolerance to acceptance to celebration to participation. The drift is perceptible and palpable. It’s also deadly for our society and for our souls. Read more

April 11, 2022

"My truth" is simply a substitute self-righteousness that disregards the wisdom of the ages, the gathered knowledge of the experience of others, and the loving fellowship of close friends and family who might see the situation with clarity. Read more

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