Kelly from Hawaii offered the following response to my post from a few weeks back concerning what to do about homelessness. It was a thoughtful one that I wanted to share: Question: I know your article could not have gone deeper for lack of space and time, but I think it was a little over … Continue reading Q&A: Homelessness
I try to keep myself fairly free from seeing what’s going on in the media. One problem (and maybe the only problem) with that is that we can walk innocently into mine fields without knowing it. This semester in teaching college theology courses, I met a new, higher level of antagonism against the Bible, the … Continue reading What is true Christian identity?
If we knew what to do about homelessness, wouldn’t we have done it by now? I know that capable people know the history and cause of the problem; some may even have good ideas for solving, but those ideas can’t get anywhere in a Red Pyramid world. Why should anyone desperate to have happiness in … Continue reading Homelessness–What can we do?
How do we make sense of medical decisions from a godly perspective—which procedures should we pursue, and which shouldn’t we? The Red Pyramid world around us seems full of contrasts and contradictions until we remember the desperation to live in a body in a material world in this time only. Some people spend hundreds of … Continue reading Making medical choices
Why do so many people seem to be so angry or easily angered so much of the time? Is that a question too big to tackle here? Maybe, but how ready people are to be angry and with such ferocity suggest that we should at least get a start on the subject. We know from … Continue reading Peace in an angry world
Many years ago, the military noticed that helicopter pilots were suffering great fatigue just because of the noise the helicopter makes. Noise is fatiguing and certain kinds of noise can actually, literally, drive us to insanity. But what if noise drove us to one of three places (or all three!)? Turning off the noise. Jesus … Continue reading What to do about noise
Does it seem to you that no matter how much time passes and how much effort and money are put into responding to problems, people are just as upset and fearful as ever? During the first year or so of the pandemic it seemed like two opposing groups were afraid of the same thing. Many … Continue reading Peace amidst a noisy culture
In the past weeks I’ve addressed some aspects of modern weddings (you can read about those here and here). Today, let’s consider living together before marriage. Why has it become so common and accepted? The short answer is because living together is easy and speaking against it is hard. The long answer is very long, … Continue reading Living Together before Marriage
Nature cannot disconnect from its Creator; therefore, it retains its "wow" factor. Consider evening and morning of each day—the sun typically makes a spectacular light show besides all the good it does all day (and night by way of moonlight). A wedding—the creation of a new union by God that will be a means of … Continue reading Weddings with a “wow” factor
What might an ambassador of the kingdom of heaven notice about what goes on before weddings these days? First, you may have noticed that more and more couples are living together before marriage, even among the children of devout Christians, church workers, and pastors. I’m going to tackle that subject later in August. Second, you … Continue reading Pre-wedding Partying