A Touching Matter

A Touching Matter

“I could do without sex if I just had somebody to sleep with.” The man wasn’t being facetious.  He was trying to find words to tell me that he was coming to understand an important heartfelt desire that felt like a need.  Peacefully committed to a life of celibacy, he...
The Word — Alive, Active, Apropos

The Word — Alive, Active, Apropos

In a recent meeting of a small group I attend, we each wrote paraphrases of the Scripture passage we were studying that week.  The verses I put into my own words was Philippians 1:12-26.   You can find the passage online here: These verses record Paul’s thoughts while...
Truth Really Really Matters. . .  Really!

Truth Really Really Matters. . .  Really!

I enjoyed one of my niece’s recent Facebook posts.  She was venting some frustration about how difficult it is to find out the truth about anything that happens.  She wrote about her experience as she searches the news:    “Since when was the media a bias entity? I...
Christian, Do You Know Who You Are?

Christian, Do You Know Who You Are?

It is always a privilege to speak at my own church, especially when it is about some element of growing closer, deeper, more in tune with Jesus Christ.  Last Sunday I shared along the lines of our identity in Christ.  What follows are a few excerpts from that sermon. ...