Spring will Surely Come: A Reflection

As I looked out the window yesterday afternoon, the first signs of Spring made themselves known in our garden. The sun drenched the backyard, filling it, for the first time in months, with warmth. Squirrels scurried around on top of the tightrope of the chain-link fence. The very first flowers of the year began to…

On Being (wrong) in the Kingdom of God

the kingdom of God is in the midst of you. The teachers of the law were the ones who were supposed to get it. The teachers of the law hadn’t the faintest idea of what was right under their noses. Much has changed since the days when Jesus walked the earth but at least this…

Master, Why Do You Speak in Parables?

Does it seem cruel, or at the very least curious, that Jesus interacts with seekers by telling them riddles? Honestly, is it strange to you that Jesus seems to go out of his way to preach to his own choir? Imagine you are invited to a speech by Bill Gates on the great usefulness of…

A Kingdom Disclaimer

I love to listen to baseball on the radio. I love that my imagination can re-create the scenes of curveballs and doubles into the gap, while at the same tine preserving just enough mental space to carry on a conversation of my own. The radio allows a personal interaction with the broadcaster that television can…

The Coalescence of Heaven and Earth

My wife and I have an impressive and growing collection of books in our little house. Some of them are even leather bound, which, it ought to go without saying, makes each of us a pretty big deal. The mere fact that I have doubled my book collection in taking a wife has to be…