Sometimes we need reminding of some of the most elemental truths of our beliefs.  One of these truths is stated in the title of this writing.  It seems so obvious, but when we are faced with a huge or scary…

The latest findings from George Barna Research as we close out 2010 don’t represent a pretty picture for the future of the Church in the United States.   There continues to be a massive slippage in theological literacy, especially among younger…

No Room in the Inn

Things really haven’t changed much since the time when Jesus was born.  Sure we have cars instead of donkeys, and all the other modern conveniences of which they could never have dreamed.  But as I look at my life and…

Ah, the Christmas season is upon us.  I love this time of year, but somehow it’s so difficult in the midst of the busyness of this season to focus upon what Christmas really signifies.  We are in the midst of…

One of our family traditions is to put up Christmas decorations on the day after Thanksgiving.  The routine is usually the same and this year was no different.  The bins are brought in from the garage.  Furniture gets moved around….