I am going to gush here. I'm sorry. No, I'm not... but... There was a piano in the Hamm home way before there was me, and more importantly, there was always my brother John to play it. A favorite pastime for me is lying on the couch in the living room reading (I was ALWAYS … Continue reading My Favorite Musician… Ever…
So, one of my biggest heroes in the church world has fallen. Check it out here. "fallen" should be in quotes, because I'm not certain (how can I be) that the situation has been reported fairly, but other Christian leaders who have earned my trust have stepped up to state that they are very … Continue reading Bill Hybels Retires Early
Now that I have your attention... No, I'm not going to get political... seriously... Today a 77 year old woman in 4 inch heels filibustered for 8 hours. She stood for an entire workday, with no break for the bathroom, or any time to sit down. She prayed the rosary, she read from the Bible, … Continue reading Discipleship: Nancy Pelosi Style
Another song blog from “Sleepers.” Sorry that I took a break from these for a few weeks. December is BUSY! This is a song about repentance. The mistake that some in Christian faith traditions make, in my experience, is in thinking that repentance ("changing your mind" is the literal definition of the original Greek term … Continue reading Turn
A very long time ago… there was an angel named Gabriel. Now Gabriel wasn’t just an angel, he was the chief of all the angels, a very big deal in heaven, and he had the best corner office of all the angels. I bet you’ve heard of him. One particularly slow day in heaven, over … Continue reading Gabriel’s Office: A Christmas Tale
What does it mean that Jesus is Jesus' biological parent, and we are adopted? Is he God's "real" child, and we are "almost real"? Nope. When you adopt a child in most states in the US... at the court the judge looks right in your eyes and asks if you will raise this child … Continue reading Real Children? Or Not?
Another song blog from “Sleepers.” It's a cold winter's day, so... ...imagine it's early springtime and you are enjoying the new change of seasons. You're in a marvelous spot somewhere out in the country. There are no traffic noises or car horns. Just some chatty birds or noisy crickets or the wind rubbing the tree … Continue reading Sweet Air