What if…

Have you noticed that normally when we start thinking of “What if’s?” we generally imagine the worst? Around the start of this year, we began nailing down the dates for our upcoming trip to the States. We still had some uncertainty because one of our...

Near Sighted or Far Sighted

I’ve been thinking about vision a lot lately. Actually, I’ve been rethinking about vision a lot. When I was preparing to move to Albany to start a university ministry, I don’t remember hearing anything about “vision.” No one ever asked me the vision of our...

More Questions than Answers

I’ve had this thought bouncing around in my head the past couple days…though I might as well write it down. What does it say about a person who attempts to make themselves look good, by tearing others down? What does it say about a person who does that only behind the...

Thus Sayeth the Lord….or maybe not

I spent too much of my life in churches where a person could use the phrase “Thus says the Lord,” and whatever followed would often carry the weight of scripture. When I was younger and less mature, I would go to conferences hoping that the person on stage would have...

Violence

I’ve been thinking about violence a lot lately. It isn’t too hard given all the news that pours out of my home country week after week. And it isn’t just the gun violence that seems to headline so many of the stories. It is the way in we engage ‘the...