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
Another song blog from "Sleepers." It's too easy to just say "hey pick yourself up" to folks who are really down. It's not that easy, and we've learned so much about the way the mind operates and about how emotions change us and help us and hurt us. I like that in our society, mental … Continue reading Cruel Earth
Another Song Blog from "Sleepers". I had this song rolling around in my head one morning and got out the guitar and put it all together. There are never too many love songs in this world. I was thinking of a time, before we were married, when Kathleen and I were engaged, but living 4 … Continue reading One More Time
Forgiving yourself is sometimes harder than forgiving someone else, isn't it. And yet, since we've been forgiven, I figure that it's probably a good idea to do that. When I wrote this song, I was thinking about the amazing turns we go through. Very good and pious and right one minute and then deceitful and … Continue reading I Give Leave
Ugh. It turns out that we are more like pharisees than we are like Jesus. Barna proves it here. (Click for the study.) It's easy to just belly-ache and complain about how awful Christians are, but let's try something constructive. First, go read the parable of the prodigal son (so called). Imagine that you are … Continue reading More Like Pharisees.
A while back a certain American politician/clergyman made some comments that I thought were really ridiculous. I remember saying, in disbelief and a little annoyance, that he shouldn't have been allowed to say something so insane (It really doesn't matter what it was... bear with me...). My older brother Michael said in answer, basically... "You … Continue reading Taking a Knee