Confessing a Ministry Failure

Confessing a Ministry Failure

It has taken decades for me to fully recognize and come to terms with a significant failure, especially in my earlier ministry life, that needs to be confessed. This awareness has come into clearer focus recently, when examining some of the fruit it has produced....
When Night Sky Urges Us to Be Light for Others

When Night Sky Urges Us to Be Light for Others

We are living in a very cold and dark time. Yes, it is cold outside and, yes, the darkness at this time of year is significant. And yet, we all know that COVID-19 – the loss of friends and loved ones, the loss of income and employment, the reality of illness and...
Joy and Justice: Two Sides of Same Coin

Joy and Justice: Two Sides of Same Coin

Joy and justice have become two necessary sides of the same coin in this unforgettable year. I have needed both joy and justice to make it through a year of unprecedented collective grief. Christians believe in a God who loves justice, as Isaiah 61:8 proclaims. So, it...

Forgiveness is When You Put Up with an Uneven Score

I felt I was being cheated, and then the service manager mocked me. I had taken my car in because the check engine light was on; it was running fine when I took it in. I agreed to pay $65 for a diagnostic test. After two hours, they told me they could not find a...