Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Election Time

  Let’s save the First Amendment, Amigos. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Amendment 1. Constitution … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Election Time

Congressional candidate

Yesterday was a frosty morning in Tucson - a very rare occurrence.  Some of our citizens were unfamiliar with the concept of ice on the windshield.  At the stop sign near our house, my dog and I watched as a man in a Chevy slowly approached the intersection.  His windshield was ice-covered.  He obviously couldn't see, but he was moving … Continue reading Congressional candidate

God Does Good Stuff!!

We just finished a season of collecting testimonies from the people in our church, both written and recorded. Last Sunday, the service was comprised of 4 testimonies. It was great! (If you missed it, you can watch it on line.) We had stories of recovery from addiction and sexual abuse and incarceration. God has been … Continue reading God Does Good Stuff!!

Thank a Preacher

I watched another TV drama last night about a preacher who was a real idiot. It seems to me that the preponderance of movie and TV Christians are horrible people. They are either really icky-sweet or effeminate, or they are some kind of monster. We have certainly had plenty of characters to provide models for … Continue reading Thank a Preacher

Can We Govern Ourselves?

I am struck by the outbreaks of violence world-wide.  London, Lybia, Syria, Spain, Greece, and even China have had mass protests turning violent in the last few days.  That, of course, leaves out our own beloved Philadelphia.  The British response is remarkably restrained.  It took them several days to decide to use water cannons and … Continue reading Can We Govern Ourselves?