Several years ago, I "rewrote" the famous parable known as The Prodigal Son. Here it is: They say that "time heals all wounds." I don't know if that's true or not, but I hope it is because I have wounded a lot of people in my life. I am the so-called Prodigal Son whom Jesus … Continue reading A Retelling of The Prodigal Son
I'm an ordinary guy who was raised in ordinary small towns among ordinary people working ordinary jobs for ordinary pay. And from those folks, I learned to love the ordinary. I was taught to see beauty in the ordinary; and there is something truly beautiful in doing a job, any job, well, in helping others, … Continue reading Who Wants to be Ordinary?
In a recent blog post, my friend Patrick Mead used a recent personal experience to illustrate that the work of Christians is to live out what we believe about Jesus. The story goes like this: Kami and I recently were at a local restaurant for lunch. We were tired and had arrived at a place … Continue reading How Christians Should Use Social Media
I love to read and learn, so periodically on this blog I will share with you some of the books I've been reading. Here are four that I have read recently: Shrink: Faithful Ministry in a Church-Growth Culture by Tim Suttle. Tim Suttle has written a great book challenging the culture of "greatness" that has … Continue reading Books I’ve Recently Read