It’s not a common practice for me to reflect back on a year. But this is 2020. And yet, it’s hard for me to look back and reflect accurately. I journaled a lot… but I don’t keep my journals in any particular order and that lack of discipline cost me this year. Plus, a lotContinue reading “There is no good way to sum up 2020”
Some favorite quotes: “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” “A lie can travel half way around the worldContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Mark Twain”
My next book is a re-read from earlier this year: Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman. It is part of the Renovare Book Club and so I am working my way back through the book. A PBS documentary on the life of Howard Thurman: https://player.pbs.org/viralplayer/3019930578/
It would be great to think we could overcome some things in society. According to Dietrich Bonhoeffer, stupidity is not one of those things. For believers, there is possible hope. Read on:
Yesterday was 23 years since the world lost the poetic/prophetic voice and example of Rich Mullins. I somehow missed it in social media yesterday until late, but I’m reflecting on it this morning, so I’m listening to his music on Spotify. His was a voice that if I heard it, I would instantly tune myContinue reading “Missing Rich Mullins”
If I didn’t call my future father-in-law a redneck the first time I met him, I know I thought it. It was over 30 years ago and I had flown to Alabama to meet Terri’s dad and that side of the family. Almost from the start of our time that week Gerrard would find thingsContinue reading “The Passing”
On the same day, July 17, 2020, two giants passed from the bonds of this earth.
Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, former Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, describes his personal journey from atheism to Christianity when he was a young doctor and an aspiring academic.
The past few weeks have been witness to the loss of some giants of the faith in my life. We lost another one recently. I don’t know exactly when, but I just heard yesterday that one of my true heroes, Dwight Palmquist, passed away from brain cancer. He died in the Philippines, the country heContinue reading “The loss of heroes in the time of coronavirus”