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From Pessimism to Optimism

Thursday, September 25th, 2008 Posted in Spirituality, Theology | No Comments »

Yesterday morning I read something by David de Forest Burrell. In reference to another person he wrote, “He talks politics, and we feel as if the country were going to ruin; business, and we are sure the bottom has dropped ...

Who’s in Charge around Here?

Saturday, September 13th, 2008 Posted in Theology, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Life so often seems to be out of our control.  Sometimes we even wonder if God is in ultimate control, the way things seem to go so badly.  It's disconcerting because we have a need to know who's in charge.  ...

What’s More Real Than What Seems Real

Saturday, September 6th, 2008 Posted in Spirituality, Theology | No Comments »

A million years from now the chair in which you're sitting while reading this will no longer exist, a chair that you presently have no trouble believing exists, or in trusting it to hold you. A million years from now ...

“The Lord Is My Shepherd”

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008 Posted in Spirituality, Theology | No Comments »

A different way to mow the lawn!  This is the "backyard" of the home of our daughter and her family in Mexico.  They live on "Refuge Ranch" about an hour south of Mexico City in the mountains.  It's a VERY ...

You Gotta Love “Fuzzy” Thinkers!

Friday, June 27th, 2008 Posted in Spirituality, Theology | No Comments »

The Pew Forum polled 35,000 people about their religious views and the result is a very comprehensive and interesting study. The good news is that 92 percent of the people believe in God. The bad news is that a majority ...

Sunbeam Road, Glory Road

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008 Posted in Theology | No Comments »

This morning, as I took my prayer walk, I was inspired by the sun shining through the trees and morning mist, the shafts of light streaming down to the road.  I was walking toward the beams of light, which were ...

Thoughts about God — Pt 2 — Where’s God?

Friday, June 13th, 2008 Posted in Theology | No Comments »

I have a microscope, an old brass model I purchased on a garage sale. With it I look at some of the scum from my decorative pond. I'm transfixed by the tiny one-celled creatures that I see zoom about. What ...

Thoughts about God — Pt 1 — Who Made God?

Saturday, May 24th, 2008 Posted in Theology | No Comments »

"Who made God?"  This profound theological question often is heard coming from the lips of a small child.  Just when they begin to grasp the truth of what God must be like they hit up against the incomprehensible concept that ...

Sun, Wind, and Soil

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008 Posted in Spirituality, Theology | No Comments »

I recently took a walk in the fields and woods behind our house. The sun was setting, but was still high enough for me to feel its warm glow. I often allow the sun shining on me to remind me ...

Two Kinds of Religious Questions

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 Posted in Spirituality, Theology | No Comments »

I've come to the conclusion that when someone asks me a religious question it is either an open door or a locked door with which they present it. Let me explain.  Someone can ask me, "Why do you believe Jesus is ...