Trying To Help

“We do not think ourselves into new ways of living, we live ourselves into new ways of thinking.” – Richard Rohr Over this past weekend my friend Rev. Dr. Mark Mueller of The Outreach Foundation spoke to leaders of my congregation and to people in the community about some staggering realities that this world is … More Trying To Help

Whole 30 Journey

Since the start of this month my wife Liz and I have been keeping a Whole 30 Diet. I have been thinking about it as a fast for the month since I am not medically required to remove certain foods due to allergies or physical problems. I made this choice to in part lose some … More Whole 30 Journey

Whole 30 lessons

I found myself closing out last year needing a change. My wife Liz said that we should commit the month of January to doing a Whole 30 fast. Lots of people have done this kind of adjustment to how they eat and several practice this plan as their regular diet. Just to be clear I was … More Whole 30 lessons

Take It Back

Lately I have become keenly aware of the power of words. As a husband, father, and pastor I have seen the impact of my words on the faces of those around me. Some times there is misunderstanding on my part or on their part. Then there are the times that I know my words landed … More Take It Back

One Week later…

As I sit alone in a hotel in San Antonio miles away from pulpit and family I think about what took place last weekend during a service of worship in Sutherland Springs, TX. It is hard not to think about it and yet our “average” weeks are now filled with so much crazy that we … More One Week later…

Unity Disrupts Chaos

Change was much harder to imagine in the fifteenth century, and especially so in Rome, with all its thousand-year-old churches, feuding nobles, and legions of clerics. Carlos M. N. Eire Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450-1650 Eire sets the stage for his exploration of an age where people were not looking for their world to shift … More Unity Disrupts Chaos