Church

August 11 2014

Fools and Prophets

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I audibly groaned when I saw the photo. I was hoping for a peek into my daughter’s week away at an evangelical youth conference--some fun selfies or sleeping on the bus photos. She was going …

Things Will Not Get Better and That’s OK

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It’s bath time for our son Ethan. I’ve taken over most nights this summer during the final weeks of my wife’s pregnancy. He’s splashing in the tub without a care in the world, tossing his …

Topsy-Turvy in the Kingdom of God

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“Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.” Psalm 96:12   It is a commonplace complaint in our day that a vacation is no vacation if we …

Culture

August 08 2014

Every Spot is Sacred

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As the preacher read the Baptist wedding vows I realized I had never actually been to a Baptist wedding. I sat three rows back, right behind the family in the heat of the Northeastern Summer …

Just a Housewife (or Finding Refuge in the Kitchen)

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 I hide out in the last room I ever thought I would find refuge. Growing up I would watch my mother buzz around cutting boards, bowls of chopped up vegetables, pots and pans on the stove …

Culture

August 07 2014

Taste It All

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John the best friend of Jesus (imo) records the Lord hurling this verbal curve for those with ears to hear: I have come that they might have life, and have it to the full. Now most of us fingers-crossed interpret that …

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