17Jun 2017

Caleb is one of my favorite characters in the Hebrew Bible (we even named one of our sons after him). He did not have a book dedicated to him but his story is scattered throughout the Hebrew Bible. His life and actions are discussed in minute sections of the sacred text, yet his life, character, […]

05Jun 2017

The following Post is from Huffington Post Blog As I grow older I continue to remember that Memorial Day is a day to honor so many thousands of men and women who have given their lives for our country, our freedom, and shown bravery through their service. This has typically been a time to thank […]

14May 2017

“Son–Marry A Strong Woman”: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mamma Lemuel, & Prov. 31 When I was a young teenager the Lynyrd Skynyrd song, Simple Man was popular. The band that released Sweet Home Alabama, Free Bird, What’s Your Name?, and Give Me Two Steps, hit the charts again with this power ballad. What struck me about this song, was […]

01Apr 2017

Reposted from Huffington Post: Recently I was invited by a community advocate to a PUAH meeting (Portland United Against Hate). As a minister, being involved in community work is an important calling that Jesus has given both Lori and I. However, it is easy to become involved in so many works/organizations, that one can neglect […]