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CELEBRATE THE WOMEN!

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I wanted to call this, “Where on earth are the men?”  But I thought better of it.  At the time I was sitting around a table with five women, all of whom had highly responsible day-jobs, but were there at the table determined to do everything possible to set people free.  Yes, they were among the contemporary […]

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“Forgiveness” For Ferguson

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I would humbly assert that Ferguson, Mo., as well as the nation to which it belongs, needs “forgiveness.”   Yes, the only thing that could make a lasting and redemptive difference that all of us can live with would be “forgiveness.” I am referring, of course, to the latest episode in the tragic and seemingly never-ending saga […]

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A Lament for Friends

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Yesterday we learned that our good friends and partners in ministry Ron Balzer, along with his wife Tammy and 4 year old granddaughter Hayleigh, were killed in an auto accident as they were on their way to enjoy a family vacation.  The Balzers leave behind four children and a wider circle of beloved family members as […]

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Jesus the Immigrant

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I wonder if we might think differently about immigration matters if Jesus were an immigrant.  Often our settled ways of thinking about issues, and therefore our responses to them, suffer disruption when we learn that the “issue” has happened to a loved one.  No one I know champions divorce because everyone knows how devastating a […]

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