No Shortcuts

Scot McKnight, The Blue Parakeet, Chapter 3: Inkblots and Puzzles With this chapter McKnight starts a new section devoted to answering the question: What is the Bible?  Of course, how one answers this… Continue reading

Three Ways to Read the Bible

Scot McKnight, The Blue Parakeet, Chapter 2: The Birds and I This chapter is where McKnight explains the analogy that produced the title of the book.  I’ll let you buy the book to… Continue reading

God Says It, I Believe It, So That Settles It! Really?

Scot McKnight, The Blue Parakeet, Chapter 1: The Book and I Like many of us, McKnight grew up hearing this mantra: “God says it, I believe it, so that settles it.” Oh, if… Continue reading

How to Read the Bible Series

How should we read and apply the words of an ancient Bible to our modern world? That is one big question and certainly a foundational one. There is rarely a month that goes… Continue reading

Book Review: Tim Keller, “The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness”

Why do people do bad things? Is it because of a lack of self-esteem that causes them to hold too low a view of themselves?  That is the dominant view in our society.… Continue reading

Three Types of Church Dropouts

The Sunday school class I co-teach at church is working through David Kinnaman’s “You Lost Me,” a good research-based survey of the faith of Christian 18-29 year-olds (see my thoughts on the book… Continue reading

Paul’s Thorn in the Flesh Discovered

Passed along by Melanie.  Have a good weekend!

“Dead Sea Squirrels” by Beth DeMeo

April is National Poetry Month and as the month draws to a close here is a poem for all of us who enjoy the fun you can have with language.  I believe these… Continue reading

Book Review: “A Spirituality of Living” by Henri Nouwen

So much of life has rhythm.  The seasons move from one to another in predictable and regular motion.  Tides have rhythm.  So too the lives of animals.  Our moods and spirits even move… Continue reading

Spring is Here, and the End is Near

I have the privilege of teaching high school seniors.  This truly is a privilege.  Don’t get me wrong. But understand something.  The flowers are blooming.  The temperatures are rising.  Prom has come and… Continue reading