Sweating Religion

The height of irony showed up on the front page of the Grand Rapids Press yesterday. An article highlighting the visit of porn “star” Ron Jeremy to a local church raised eyebrows among… Continue reading

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Launch Out Into the Deep

Twenty three years ago I heard something that would forever change the course of my life. Standing with my wife in a crowded sanctuary, as the room was filled with the sounds of… Continue reading

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“Wholeyness”

Holiness. Not a word that is tossed around much these days. I’m not sure if it makes people uncomfortable or no one really understands what it means. What comes to mind when you… Continue reading

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The Paradox of Peace

Paul was a charismatic and somewhat quirky teenager. He loved acting and had a sharp wit that the naive’ didn’t always understand, yet for those who knew him, Paul was hilarious. He loved… Continue reading

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Only the Lonely

I was sitting in Denver International Airport awhile back, waiting to catch a flight back home when I was struck with a profound sense of irony.  The airport is fairly new, modern and… Continue reading

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The Trust factor

“Trust me.  I won’t let you down.”  Have you ever heard those words? Has someone made that request of you? Did you trust them? How’d it work out for you?  If you were fortunate,… Continue reading

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The Slow Lane in a Drive-Thru World

“Wait please…”. The two words that no one wants to hear. I will admit it, I am a product of my culture. I hate waiting. I’d like to think that it has completely… Continue reading

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