The Supreme Court nomination battle will begin to heat up. Sandra Day O’Connor has retired, opening up new battle grounds for “conservatives” and “liberals”. Liberals, of course, want someone to interpet the Constituion their way. Conservatives, astoundingly, want the same! What is atrocious is the thought that the Supreme Court is supposed to “unite us”.Continue reading

While I was visiting my parents this past weekend, we enjoyed being in their church. It is also the church Terri and I planted back in 1989. During the worship service they actually sang a hymn! (This is rare in that church these days, as I understand it.) They were having a great time singing,Continue reading

The issue of eminent domain and the recent Supreme Court decision has a chilling effect on non-profit organizations and their property. If a city needs to increase their revenue and a developer would like some land, what better source than property that currently does not pay any taxes? Some churches with “prime locations” are notContinue reading

What marks us other than the very presence of God? When Moses intereceded on Israel’s behalf in Exodus 33, he told God he would not move any farther unless the presence of God went with them. “For how shall it be known that I have found favor in your sight, I and your people? IsContinue reading

What does a life centered on Christ look like? If Christ IS my center, what DOES matter? I can think of things that would probably matter LESS. However, what really does matter in Christ-centered living? Dallas Willard’s goal is a good one, I think. The question is not so much, “What would Jesus do?”, butContinue reading

In a Supreme Court decision today, the Court ruled in favor of cities being able to condemn property for more “advantageous” development. For instance, in our own Twin Cities area, Best Buy corporation wanted to relocate to Richfield. To do so, the city of Richfield bought out several businesses and houses to make room forContinue reading

I think have figured out theological education. The goal is to bash any opposing views. Humiliate them. Don’t worry if they might be “brothers in Christ”. Just bash them. If you hold to Reform views, make sure you bash the living daylights out of evangelical beliefs. If you hold to evangelical views, make sure youContinue reading

I love talk radio. It has been an addiction of mine for several years. Lately, however, I have become aggravated. Left wing, right wing, no wing, there are talk radio stations for every stripe. The aggravation is in this: there is a lot of talking and very little listening. And on the bizarre news side,Continue reading

What have we come to in the United States? Unreal real estate! When it comes to my own personal search for views on the world situation today, I find only conflict. Quite honestly, I have grown up conservative and Republican, but the more I view the world and talk to different people, even with “evangelicalContinue reading

I miss my Dad’s generation. When it comes to work around the church, I miss my Dad’s generation. His generation has a fierce loyalty to place. When a church work day was called, you would show up and actually work. There were always those who came to drink the coffee, eat the donuts, and talkContinue reading