Minding the Light

Minding the Light

It’s been an interesting week in the American church. The preacher and writer John MacArthur, who has spent much of his life telling people how much he knows about the Bible, was asked to say in a few words what he thought of the Bible teacher Beth Moore, and he...
That Of God In All People

That Of God In All People

I’ve been out of town these past few weeks, first to Washington State just east of Mount Rainier to meet with a group of pastors. If you ever need to meet with pastors, Mount Rainier is the place to do it. The highest point in Danville is the landfill, and Mount...
The God of Sarah

The God of Sarah

I remember when Russ Arnold, a bright and thoughtful Jewish man who taught the Bible and religion over at DePauw, used to worship with us. His wife, Ginger, was Christian, so they attended Quaker meeting because we didn’t try to turn him into a Christian. Every now...
God and Guns

God and Guns

I remember when I was maybe six or seven years old and it came time for Christmas. My mom and dad must have come into a little extra money¸ because they asked us what we wanted for Christmas, which they had never done. We’d always just gotten what they could afford....
Labor Day

Labor Day

When Joan and I met in 1982, she attended Indiana State University in Terre Haute, and I was a lowly worker at Public Service Indiana. I had no marketable skills, except the gift of persuasion, which I used to convince Joan her life would be wretched without me. So we...
My New Hero

My New Hero

When I was in college, I was required to take a class in sociology, as the goal of a liberal arts education is ensuring one is well-versed in topics outside their chosen major. My major was theology, but there I was in sociology class, and found it fascinating, so at...