30 Years of Swimming Upstream? Halloween, Culture and Church Life

For the last 30 years, I have been swimming upstream, but it seems that the tide is changing. Perhaps, I have not been swimming upstream after all. Like the tidal surge that reaches far upstream in rivers like the Amazon, the Severn and the Wye, and the Qiangtang it could be that the river was … More 30 Years of Swimming Upstream? Halloween, Culture and Church Life

Halloween for Christians: How to Respond to It

Halloween has become one of the largest, most influential holidays in America, and is gaining ground in other countries as well. It is a day filled with costuming, horror images, candy, and community openness. That combination seems strangely out of synch with sensibility at first glance, but those issues may not be as far apart … More Halloween for Christians: How to Respond to It

A God for the Nomads

American society has its nomads. This is not something we readily recognize, or acknowledge, but they live all around us. They are the homeless. They are the under-employed, who move from region to region looking for work. They are the 8 million truck drivers spending most of their days on long open lonely roads. Some … More A God for the Nomads

This Lamentin’ Lenten (part 1): Psalms of Lament – Psalms 3-7

This Lamentin’ Lenten Psalms of Lament: Psalms 3-7 During the Lenten days we are called to prayerful consideration and evaluation of our own lives. Perhaps we too quickly consider this activity to always be a passive and peaceful activity. Yet, the Psalms show another meditation, which carries a passionate cry for help and for deliverance … More This Lamentin’ Lenten (part 1): Psalms of Lament – Psalms 3-7