The Prodigal’s Mother

The Prodigal’s Mother

I‘ve taught the parable of the prodigal son from Luke, chapter 15, many times. It never occurred to me until today to ask, “Where was his mother?” I understand the parable should probably be titled the parable of the loving father. The story is much...
The Giver: a Christian perspective

The Giver: a Christian perspective

I‘m not sure why I missed seeing the movie, The Giver, but I will try to see it soon. I remember seeing the trailer in the theater and thinking I needed to see it. Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges and Katie Holmes seemed like a promising cast, and I remembered that...
Six signs you are a genuine Christian

Six signs you are a genuine Christian

I ran across an article from Huffington Post that caught my attention. The article was titled “6 Signs You’re A Truly Genuine Person.”  The article listed six ways people live according to their true selves. I was curious to see how I measured up, so...
What Does It Mean To Mock God?

What Does It Mean To Mock God?

That is the question that kept coming to my mind, after Dan Patrick’s tweet was being volleyed about in the news. I will probably get into a bit of trouble with this blog, but I have to write it. I decided to spend a good amount of time studying the passage,...
Share God’s word, not word salad

Share God’s word, not word salad

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to share God’s word with perfect clarity?  I’ve most often muddled the task when I have assumed I know what to say instead of understanding I don’t. The only perfect words are authored by our perfect God and it’s easy to get in his way...
Salted conversations

Salted conversations

Do you ever feel bombarded by words in our culture today?  That probably seems like an odd thing to say, given that I make a living with my words. Recent news has certainly sent word bombs flying throughout all the media sources.  As Christians, how do we make certain...
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