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Bible 101

Church rules

I have counseled many, many troubled people over the years, but never once has anybody ever admitted being a Pharisee. Although the Pharisees as…

Bible 101

Divine urgency

I see it clearly now. In my youth I had the mind-set that unlimited time stretched before me. If I wanted to learn to…

Social Issues

George Floyd and Psalm 10

Our country continues to process the mind-breaking emotions of Officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on the neck of George Floyd for nine minutes. In response,…

Living My Faith

Resting is a work of faith

Give a one-year-old a toy drum and that child will keep banging. Nonstop. Until Mom or Dad can’t take it anymore and attempt to…

Bible 101

Divine paradox

The literature on corporate leadership says that one of the most important characteristics of an executive is the ability to be comfortable in ambiguity….

Bible 101

Not lost in translation

I consulted with a group of Christians in the former East Germany shortly after the Berlin Wall came down. Democracy was beginning to take…

Bible 101

Convinced by witnesses

The resurrection wasn’t proved by forensic science. The empty tomb gave up only so many clues. Those on the scene came to different conclusions…

Who is God?

“Good” Friday

“In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him. ‘He saved others,’ they said, ‘but he…

Life’s Challenges

3 words that will change your corona-year fears

I am writing these words while quarantined. My bedroom has become my new office and our basement card table my new work space. Here…

Bible 101

I’m hungry to learn, Lord

All educators will tell you that it’s never too late to learn. They love growing in knowledge and want to encourage people of all…

Living My Faith

Is following God like eating boiled brussels sprouts?

My mother is a good cook, so I enjoyed almost everything she made when I was a kid. But every once in a while…

Bible 101

Free gloves

Recently my two older boys attended a youth group event at our church. Before enjoying pizza and a Packers game (two quintessential youth group…