In a lot of Christian preaching, and it doesn’t matter if it’s conservative or liberal or evangelical or progressive or anything other kind of preaching we can come up with, calls to repent are too often directed to “them.”

Does It Do Any Good?

This past weekend I was able to watch A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood. I won’t give a review of it here 1, but the film put me in a reflective mood. Mr. Rogers has that effect on me. Fred Rogers made a deliberate choice to live his life loving and caring for others. His…

A Real Crisis, Created By A Lie

As I was preparing for my presentations at the ABCUSA Biennial last Saturday, some news broke which made my blood boil. It’s a crisis created in my name, whether I wanted it or not. It can’t be allowed to stand.

An Outrageous Question

I’ve been reading a new book by Pete Enns, How the Bible Actually Works: In Which I Explain How An Ancient, Ambiguous, and Diverse Book Leads Us to Wisdom Rather Than Answers-and Why That’s Great News 1. And on page 103 he writes what I consider to be one of the finest descriptions of dilemma…


The last few days have been difficult, which is my greatest understatement of 2017. I have a few statements to make on the events of the weekend.