What’s Your Story?

She slid out from a truck of wild men, in the middle of the night, and was dropped like a tied hog in front of the Christian orphanage. Twelve, maybe. I met her six months later. And like me at the time, she was mute.  Wouldn’t speak of the travesties, the trials, the abuse of her […]

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The Secret to All Ministry

I can almost see Him, can’t you? Slipping into one of John’s speeches, quieting the storm, doing something few new the reason for. The waters part, He descends across the lake’s floor, looking to John who in return insists, “The Holy One should baptize me instead”. Now Jesus had learned carpentry from his earthly father, he […]

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Love Missions but Fear the Financial Cost?

“Mom, I need $2700.00 in three days,” she calls from across the ocean. “What? We already sacrificed so much for the first part of this mission? O.k., I guess we’ll just take it from saving.” I think to myself, but say nothing. After all, she is eighteen. What does she really know about the reality of […]

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Leaving the Church. A Mass Exodus We Can’t Ignore.

If you are a Christian, at least in these parts, it won’t take you very long to find one; someone wandering, offended, or just plain disillusioned with the institution of the church. Some of my closest brothers and sisters can be found church hopping, or saddened and leaving the church all together…silently disappearing unnoticed from corporate […]

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