Enough of the hate. It’s time for love.

Enough of the hate. It’s time for love.

I‘ve had enough of people who say they are followers of Jesus yet act with hate. This week brought the distressing news that the Westboro Baptist church plans to picket Robin Williams funeral. Believe it or not, the church’s website address is...

The Best Christmas Present I Have Ever Given

In an effort to resist the consumer orgy that is Christmas, Sandy and I agreed we would not buy each other gifts this year, but we’d make a donation to charity. But not buying gifts for each other didn’t means not giving gifts to each other. With the...

The Value of Non Retaliation

I am reading Darrin Belousek’s Atonement, Justice, and Peace, and have been struck by his argument that Jesus didn’t proclaim the principle of non-violence but of non-retaliation. A commitment to non-violence leaves open the possibility of retaliating in...

My Poker Face

A friend who gave a presentation at church on Sunday commented afterward that, as he was talking, he had been unable to read my reaction. At first I was surprised, for I was thoroughly engaged with what he had been saying. Then it dawned on me…Parkinsons. One of...

Losing my Independence. Finding my Humanity

Most days I can no longer do up the button on the left sleeve of my shirt. For that you need fine motor skills in your right hand, something Parkinson’s has taken from me. Buttoning a sleeve sounds such a small thing, but for me not being able to do it it was a...

Birthday Parties for Prostitutes. The Agnes Story

This story, by Tony Campolo, is one of the most inspiring stories I’ve heard about graceful Christian living. By Tony Campolo, The Kingdom of God is a Party: God’s Radical Plan for His Family If you live on the East Coast and travel to Hawaii, you know...

Seven Things My Mother Taught Me About Love

The bible teaches that human beings are created in the image of God. We rarely image God perfectly. Rather we are like the crazy mirrors at Luna Park. Stand in front of them and you’ll appear unnaturally tall, short, fat or thin. Nonetheless however imperfect...

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