When I think of God approaching international diplomacy, I trip over the assumption that God has some nationality. God is interested in humanity, not jingoism, patriotism, or xenophobia. Jesus said, … Continue reading How Would God Approach International Diplomacy?
When I heard the breaking news, I had to search the internet to find out who Ariana Grande is? Since I have two sons, artists who appeal to mostly tween and teenaged … Continue reading God & Terrorism at a Concert
God wants a relationship with humanity. This theme repeats over and over again throughout the Bible. Church history corroborates the human/divine connection. And, personal experience can complement scripture and history. … Continue reading Trump, Classified Information, & Theology
Recently, someone asked me about the “measurable data” of my years of ministry. The question bemused my sense of calling. The question is clear. It is about numbers: attendance, baptisms, … Continue reading Measurable Data Is Secondary in Ministry
“Fear death? To feel the fog in my throat…” begins Robert Browning’s poem “Prospice.” But, who fears death? Why? Tillich calls this the “fear of nonbeing.” Colloquially, we say “fear … Continue reading Nonbeing & Being with God
Being a Christian means being in a diverse family. Wilfred Cantwell Smith writes, “Jesus was not interested in Christianity, but in God and humanity. He could not have conceptualized ‘Christianity’.” … Continue reading The Diverse Family of Christ