I Must be Fair. Say it Again.

I must be fair—for if I'm not fair to other people, I'm not worth being understood myself I see. George MacDonald "The Princess and the Goblin" I am currently reading The Princess and the Goblin to my children, and if you have never read this book please do, it is simply wonderful. We have just... Continue Reading →

Connecting Across the Aisle

The events at the Capitol last Wednesday have been startling for many and has produced confusion, and stress for a number of people I know. The most unsettling moment for me was when a friend emailed me about a family situation. This person told me how some family members have united their Christian faith and... Continue Reading →

Healing the Community

I was relaxing on the couch last Sunday afternoon when a friend sent me a link to a news story about a Texas pastor killed in a church shooting. It was tragic to hear about Rev. Mark Allen McWilliams, but I admittedly found my ability to show compassion hampered. The article revealed that he had... Continue Reading →

Out with the Old, In with the Old.

Tomorrow is New Year's Eve, and with it comes the inevitable comments about the coming year. This year is no exception, and I have already encountered my fair share of posts about how 2021 will be a better year- "after all how could it get worse." I, like so many others have been touched deeply... Continue Reading →

A Hollow Christmas

I recently saw an article which asked the question, "Why are there no modern classic Christmas Songs?" There is one short answer for this question, "Most people have nothing to celebrate". The simple fact is many people do not celebrate Jesus at Christmas and so December 25th has lost its importance. To illustrate my point,... Continue Reading →

Is God Really Speaking

For the last month I have been reading stories of individuals who made claims to have heard God speak, and these stories have centered on a common message-- Mr. Trump will win the election. Monday the electoral college officially falsified this claim. I am not writing commentary on the election, that is not my place,... Continue Reading →

What History are You Reading?

We are all familiar with the maxim "those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it" (attributed to George Santayana). Though I like Santayana"s maxim (I like to think my schooling means something), yet it is not as easy to practice as one might think. For me this has been illustrated in... Continue Reading →

Where are the Shepherds?

Art has a major impact on our lives, whether or not we fully understand or appreciate the art around us. Even the lack of art in our lives can have an impact on how we see the world. At Christmas we turn our homes into works of art as we celebrate the birth of Jesus.... Continue Reading →

Repent You Hypocrite

The most underappreciated element of Advent and Christmas is repentance. John the Baptist preceded Jesus with the message to Israel for "a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins." And this year more than most I think of the need for repentance in preparing for Jesus' arrival at Christmas. I know this is in... Continue Reading →

What is there to be Thankful for?

Like many others, my family will not be gathering together for Thanksgiving this Thursday. It is truly disappointing to me not to be celebrating with my parents and siblings; however, some of us have had recent exposure to COVID so the decision not to get together was easy. I have been struck by how many... Continue Reading →

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