A Scary Story

A Scary Story

“Do not call conspiracy everything this people calls a conspiracy; do not fear what they fear,  and do not dread it.  – Isaiah 8:12 So I’m at a conference last year and I go to a workshop to hear one person I wanted to listen to. Turns out he wasn’t...

Out of My Mind

Liz and I have each had two interesting chats of late that give an interesting picture of religion in Ireland. Conversation One: About 3-weeks ago, we were at Friday Cricket Club with Méabh. Many families from Clontarf and especially Méabh’s school attend. Well, that...
A Scary Story

A Scary Story

“Do not call conspiracy everything this people calls a conspiracy; do not fear what they fear,  and do not dread it.  – Isaiah 8:12 So I’m at a conference this summer and I go to a workshop to hear one person I wanted to listen to. Turns out he wasn’t the main...

Should I Pray or Should I Go Now

(the above photo is from a stop in Saugatuck, Michigan earlier this week) In the early 90s, Liz and I were on a missions trip in the Philippines. The van they rented to cart our team around had a wonky starter. Nearly every time we piled in, we’d hear that sound...

Quiet and Bold

If you’ve been in the evangelical church for any length of time, you have likely faced a presentation that goes something like: “If you love Jesus, you should be (willing/able/excited about) going up to anyone and sharing your faith without fear.” The logic...

Playing it Safe

What if? What if I start a new business and it fails? What if I try to reach out and make a friend and they reject me? What if… Have you noticed that when our brains start playing the “what if?” game, they almost always focus on the worst possible outcome? “What if I...