Culture, Race, Prejudice, Porn

I recently asked a friend with extensive experience as a pastor, author, university professor and traveler about the U.S., “What in your view, are the top three or so issues you believe to be essential for Christians to face up to in the churches?…

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The Embrace & Truth’s Face

John 8.31 and 32 are for me, some of the most potent, comforting yet alarming verses in the Gospels. Why? v 31- To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. v. 32- Then you will know the t…

Mission USA- The Bridge

If someone was thirsty you’d likely give them something to drink. Perhaps if they were hungry you’d also offer them a snack if not a full meal, especially if you’d gotten to truly know them. If it was raining out as it has been off and on in Chica…

Perceptions And… Errr… Perceptions

Forgive me if I’m re-telling this story… I can’t find reference to it in my blog but perhaps I’ve published it before. Walking across the street from work several years ago I carefully avoided running into a dude also crossing near me in the exa…

STILL the Best Quote Re. Artists I’ve Read

Every so often I must post this one. The brilliance of it struck me again today so… “Great artists have always been at the edge of growing awareness about what was happening in any society. They have been not just entertainers, but poets, painte…

No Props For Propaganda

I’m going to thread through several things in this blog, but please stay with me. It’s personal, national and biblical. Lord willing I’ll be 60 yrs. old next January. I’ve lived happily and sometimes unhappily in and out of the struggle of poverty…

Loving The Unlovely- Excellent Article!

“My Grumpy Old Friend” My not-grumpy 🙂 younger friend Jeremy has written an amazing piece on loving taken from serving a hurting person. I created the short link from TinyUrl.Com so it’s safe. This is a story needing to be heard and considered: h…

You Want Power?

Authority is a funny thing. Jesus had it by nature of Who He was, and has it by nature of Who He is. You and I have it on several possible (and often a mixture of) levels. We have it due to our relationship to God in the most basic sense- that is,…

Brilliant Article- “Creativity’s Worst Enemy”

Every so often I get something in my inbox that is so good I just have to pass it along. I have a few things to share like that over the next week. Here’s the first. I frankly have not researched the guy writing but -love- his take on the issues r…

A 3-String 12’er??!!

Actually, it’s more of a two string slide sort of build. I think I’ll call it One Plus Two 🙂 All but the eyebolts (tuners) were found in our local wood shop trash bin, and I had decided I wanted to build the body out of whatever wood I could find…