Shakespeare’s Hamlet contains the main character’s famous soliloquy, “To be, or not to be, that is the question.” Yet, in church life, many of us are always trying to do … Continue reading ‘Do’ or ‘Be’?
I recently saw the following quote: Every saint has a past. Every sinner has a future. Sayings like this one can sound trite. Or, they can speak truth. Erudite aspirations … Continue reading Trite Sayings Can Speak Truth
Fewer people go to church today than in the past. Any time around almost any church will yield some form of the previous sentence. People lament declining numbers. They remember … Continue reading Avoiding Church & Speaking of God
Friday night, my two sons were at a church lock-in, and Melanie and I watched a movie. We had plans. The next day, we planned to drive to Tennessee for … Continue reading When Plans Change
One of my favorite devotionals often asks these questions: How do I find myself today? Where am I with God? With others? Do I have something to be grateful for? … Continue reading Grow Where You Are Planted
How do we carry the excitement of Easter forward? In many churches, including St. Endellion in Cornwall, UK, where I worshiped on April 28, the Sunday after Easter is Low … Continue reading Capturing Easter
On a recent visit to Oxford, UK, my wife and I were walking down a street. We used to live there, but moved away 12 years ago. During our visit, … Continue reading A Providential Stoke of Good Luck
What’s squeezing you in its grip? Work? Family? Life? To feel squeezed means to experience pressure. There is a subject (what is squeezing) and object (what is being squeezed). If … Continue reading What’s squeezing you in its grip?