We met Domingo the first time we crawled through the hole in the barbed wire fence. We wanted to meet some of the people we saw shuffling down that dusty foot path behind our house day after day. We had only lived in Paraguay for a few months, so we grabbed a local friend who... Continue Reading →

The Shell Game

Have you ever heard the old saying "The good is the enemy of the great"? Much of what I write is, at least in part, influenced by the concept in this proverb. This is a warning. These words are trying to keep us from settling for satisfactory, mediocre. If we aren't careful, we will be... Continue Reading →

Requiem for the Struggle

I have been having a terrible time getting back into the rhythm of writing this blog since returning from our furlough. Life tends to cycle. It is a breathing organism. It is a struggle to continue to thrive while fighting off the ever-present process of dying that started at birth. Mortality. We have ups and... Continue Reading →

Dine-in Sanctuary

Remember those by-gone days when a refreshing malt was only the push of a button away? When a wheeled waitress would roll her way out to bring your tasty treat right to your seat, or even better, to your convertible? Remember rolling into a movie theater and never having to leave your car? Just grab... Continue Reading →

Is Good Really Good?

Today's post is a podcast. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 On December 14th, 2010 a man Jorge stabbed me in the chest. Give a listen to find out how this is good. What... Continue Reading →

Conference in a Carton

From the makers of Cathedral in a Can comes a groundbreaking development in church financial strategy, sure to go viral. Jesus Junk International believes Conference in a Carton is that strategy wrapped in cardboard box. Pastors realize that tithes and offerings are declining. Members, or Giving Units as they're called, want more bang for their... Continue Reading →

Christian-Easy Language Acquisition Unit

Has this ever happened to you? You wake on Sunday morning, head pounding from a night of riotous living, fully aware of an ever-increasing hole in your soul. You think, “I’m going to church to look for meaning in my life.” You drag out your weddings-&-funerals suit and unclip the candy cane pin from the... Continue Reading →

New Birth

Today's post is a podcast. First off I want to announce that in a few days we will kick off The Bridge Week here on the blog. Don't know what that is do ya? Well come on back Monday find out. Today's episode I am asking what you think about New Birth and the modern church. Are... Continue Reading →

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