There really is no place like home. No, I didn’t click my heels and end up back in Kansas. We spent two weeks traveling the middle of the United States. We have almost travelled the length of the Mississippi over the past few years. Two years ago we were at the headwaters of the Mississippi.Continue reading

WOW! I heard from one of our senatorial candidates in Minnesota! I didn’t need to send a check! Below is the reply: Hi Dan – thanks for your comments.Congressman Kennedy has a strong pro-life record working to protect the unborn. He was aco-sponsor of the Partial -Birth abortion ban which relates to late-term abortions andContinue reading

Doing what I do best…NOT catching fish The subtitle I put on this bothers me. I did it hastily to make fun. It’s true. When fishing I typically am not the one to catch fish. Yet, it is also symbolic of my life right now, it seems. Am I “catching fish”? Am I “bearing fruit”?Continue reading

Doing what I do best…NOT catching fish The subtitle I put on this bothers me. I did it hastily to make fun. It’s true. When fishing I typically am not the one to catch fish. Yet, it is also symbolic of my life right now, it seems. Am I “catching fish”? Am I “bearing fruit”?Continue reading

I should count the days since I emailed the candidates for Senate in Minnesota concerning some campaign issues. Actually, if I had the money, I would try an experiement. I would count the days they do not respond to my questions concerning their stances in the campaign. Then, I should donate to both campaigns andContinue reading

The silence is deafening. In the past few days I have emailed two prominent contenders for the US Senate seat in Minnesota and asked for a dialogue with them regarding issues that concern a biblical worldview. I asked the Democratic contender how she would approach some “pro-life” issues, even though she might be pro-choice. IContinue reading

Does this gospel really mean anything to anyone? So many Christians I am associated with right now seem to be name only Christians. Applying the Bible to ANY part of their life is almost foreign to them. They have no desire to be around the Body of Christ. There aren’t any real spiritual connections. IContinue reading

One of the central issues in making Christ the center is his view of the poor. Jesus spent his time with the poor. As Pentecostals, we need to regain the Kingdom view on the poor. Too often we are ready to blame liberals, or the “system”, or lack of family values. We do not graspContinue reading

The challenge of Christ being the center cannot be avoided. In the Gospel of Mark, there are two stories of blind men being healed. The first one in Mark 8 is followed by the great confession of Peter. He answers the question everyone of us must answer concerning Jesus. “Who do YOU say that IContinue reading

We are so easily susceptible to being hypocrites. In the 90’s we were all over Clinton for parsing “is”. But when the shoe seems to fit on the Republican operatives…well… we seem to play that “is” game as good as Clinton. It seems Karl Rove leaked information regarding a CIA operative, but didn’t actually “nameContinue reading