It Can Be Hard to See the Light

It Can Be Hard to See the Light

It’s been a hard week. Pentagon officials verified on Sept. 17 that an Aug. 29 a drone strike killed 10 civilians, including children. The Pentagon characterized it as a “tragic mistake.” In an attempt to seek “retribution” for an attack that killed 13 U.S....
COVID-19 Limbo: A Hellish Place for Clergy

COVID-19 Limbo: A Hellish Place for Clergy

We were so close to returning to what felt like normal activity just a few short weeks ago. We were returning to work, gathering for worship and removing our masks to reveal our smiles. Then, in what seemed like the blink of an eye, the Delta variant of COVID-19...
Doggone Theology: Six Life Lessons from Charlie

Doggone Theology: Six Life Lessons from Charlie

While only knowing Charlie for half her life, she left a big impression on our family. Charlie was our Great Dane who came into our lives five years ago. Last week, we had to say “goodbye” to our dear friend. When my oldest son left for college, his younger brother...
The Dark End of a War

The Dark End of a War

The dark end of a war was on full display as the last U.S. plane lifted off from Afghanistan this week, nearly 20 years after Sept. 11, 2001. In 2001, the Taliban-controlled government was accused by the U.S. of harboring Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda, the masterminds...
What is Truth?

What is Truth?

When Jesus was before Pontius Pilate facing crucifixion, an interesting dialogue took place (John 18:28-38). Pilate asked, “What have you done?” Jesus, not really answering his question, responded, “My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this...