Epic fail

When I was in seminary I played on a church softball team.  In one game I was playing second base and the other team had a runner on first.  The batter hit the ball to shallow center field.  I went to second to take the throw for an easy force out.  Now this was a […]

Radicalized Christians 2

No condemnation       A man pulled up and stopped his car in the street next to my home in a small town in Texas.  I had just parked my own car and gotten out.  I didn’t know the man.  He knew I was a pastor, maybe because I was living in the parsonage of a […]

We’re all bastards, but…

I was born into and grew up in a really nice family. Two parents and six siblings.  It was, for the most part, a peaceful and good family.  By good I am referring to values and behaviors.  We went to church all the time; once I gave up playing in a Little League baseball game […]

The case of the mysterious revelation (part 2)

(Please read part 1 below) What was God going to do with them? The detective investigated, examined evidence and clues, consulted experts, theorized, followed leads – but he was stumped.  He couldn’t solve the mystery.  So, finally, he just watched.  He set up a stake out and watched.  He watched what God did.   God […]