A Theology of Labor

A Theology of Labor

A theology of labor involves Genesis 2:15 – “The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it.” Labor is fundamentally a good thing and a theology ...

The Courage To Disarm

The Courage To Disarm

The Ferguson tragedy, like all those that preceded it and all that will follow — involving the trivial and panicky use of lethal force, by the police or anyone else — stirs up ques ...

Book Feature Friday: The Hope to “Reconcile” in a World of Conflict

Book Feature Friday: The Hope to “Reconcile” in a World of Conflict

From Ferguson to Ukraine to Syria to Iraq to local neighborhoods to family systems, many of us are feeling overwhelmed by the many conflicts that afflict our world. The news contin ...

Out of the Mouths of Babes: Sophie Saves God

Out of the Mouths of Babes: Sophie Saves God

“Teach your children well.” The words to this simple, beautiful song have been on a continuous loop in my head recently, perhaps due to my first-born daughter, Sophie, starting kin ...

Rock, Paper, Scissors … GOD! – Children and a Nonviolent Reading of the Bible

Rock, Paper, Scissors … GOD! – Children and a Nonviolent Reading of the Bible

Last April, my family moved to Eugene, Oregon. Eugene is located in Linn County. This is all you need to know that important fact: Linn County is the “Grass Seed Capital of the [FR ...

Deep Justice In Ferguson

Deep Justice In Ferguson

Black ’hood, white cops. “Get the fuck on the sidewalk.” And so it begins, and begins, and begins. An African-American boy dies for walking in the street — for yet one more insanel ...

Book Feature Friday: Making Friends among the Taliban: A Peacemaker’s Journey in Afghanistan

Book Feature Friday: Making Friends among the Taliban: A Peacemaker’s Journey in Afghanistan

The Taliban. Just the name evokes intense emotions of anger and hatred because, for many in the West, the Taliban is known for one thing: terrorism. How should Christians react to ...

Out of the Mouths of Babes: Sophie Saves God

“Teach your children well.” The words to this simple, beautiful song have been on a continuous loop in my head recently, perhaps due to my first-born daughter, Sophie, starting kindergarten! She’s growing up so fast! And like all parents, I sometimes wonder how well I am teaching her, how well I am preparing more ...

August 29, 2014 (2) comments

A Theology of Labor

A theology of labor involves Genesis 2:15 – “The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it.” Labor is fundamentally a good thing and a theology of labor includes responsible stewardship of the earth’s resources. The first chapter of Genesis is obsessed with telling us that more ...

September 01, 2014 (2) comments

The Hundred Foot Journey – A Trip Worth Taking

In this era of celebrity chefs and televised chef competitions like Iron Chef, we know that some people have a gastronomic sense akin to perfect pitch. In The Hundred Foot Journey, the gifted one is Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal), member of an Indian restaurant family forced to flee their homeland after politica more ...

August 21, 2014 (2) comments

The Courage To Disarm

The Ferguson tragedy, like all those that preceded it and all that will follow — involving the trivial and panicky use of lethal force, by the police or anyone else — stirs up questions the social status quo doesn’t dare face.   My sister, Sue Melcher, put it this way: “I find myself also nauseated that more ...

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