Monthly Archives: March 2013

The message of the cross: a Holy Week meditation

The message of the cross: a Holy Week meditation

What is the message of the cross? I think this is a good question to pose, because in one sense, there is only one answer. But in another sense, there are so many. To answer simply, it is reconciliation—that great word that Paul (who wrote much of the New Testament and shared the Gospel across […]

God came camping

God came camping

Considering the average American may move nearly a dozen times in a lifetime, it’s rare that anyone settles down into a “permanent” residence. But we still have high hopes when getting nestled into new digs, and I remember the excitement of becoming a new homebuyer. Being able to really make a place feel like home is so […]

Poetry: found in translation

Poetry: found in translation

Can you turn a phrase? Have you ever added your contribution to the “roses are red” collection of sentiments? Has your inadvertent rhyme elicited the “poet and didn’t know it” response? Poetic pro, or not… most of us have at least some appreciation for artistic beauty. Being a songwriter myself, I consider poets to be my artistic […]

6 ways to be a lifelong learner

6 ways to be a lifelong learner

When I was working on my first master’s degree, one professor crushed my hopes of knowing everything there was to know (ever) when he said that knowledge doubled approximately every seven years. I realized, with despair, that by the time I finished that degree there would be twice as much to know as there was […]