How Important is (fill in the blank with favorite Christian topic)? or Why are There so Many Denominations?

Pull a copy of the yellow pages off the shelf and set it before you.  I’m assuming you keep one copy of the annual directory in case of a power outage or a dead cell phone.. Turn to churches and … Continue reading

Follow-up to Multiple Voices Post

In a comment to my previous blog post friend and fellow blogger, Michelle Van Loon, encouraged me to post recommendations for non-Western and/or female theological voices to consider when reading the Bible. Great idea Before the list of suggested texts … Continue reading

Book Clubs: Bonus When Multiple Voices Read Same Text

I’ve spent three years in a couple’s book club and so appreciate the multiplicity of voices and respect each participant’s perspective and their ears.  Each person hears the author’s voice slightly differently, and the text becomes grander and richer through … Continue reading

The Accepted Addiction: Busyness Pt. 2

Previously I wrote how a week-long illness sparked a period of reflection in my life.  I had adopted a BUSY lifestyle and found it wanting and damaging, not fulfilling.  I decided to make changes. I started with changes to my … Continue reading

The Acceptable Addiction: Busyness

I am convinced that growth and maturity come through the ongoing process of shredding the tapes running in our heads and replacing them with new ones. For years I lived by the mantra, “If you’re busy, you must be important”. … Continue reading

Dreams Really Do Come True: A Women’s Theology Conference

Yesterday I stepped away from the registration table and stood in the back of Melton Hall on Trinity International University’s campus and reveled in the sight of 132 women gathered for Identity: A Women’s Theology Conference.  The dream had come … Continue reading

Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks, aka Neuroplasticity

With the advent of each technological advancement comes a discussion of its impact upon culture, society and how people think.  The printed page, typewriters, radio, television and now the internet have undergone such analysis. Journalists and researchers are now pulling … Continue reading

Lance and “Limitless”

Lance Armstrong’s taped confession to Oprah scheduled to be aired this Thursday, January 17, 2013, brings to mind the concept and message underlying the 2011 movie, “Limitless“. In the movie, a writer, Eddie Morra, suffering from writer’s block discovers an experimental … Continue reading

Laughing About Punctuation

Lynne Truss made me laugh out loud while reading her best-selling book on punctuation, “Eats, Shoots and Leaves”.  Any author who can make a reader laugh, even silently, about punctuation is to be respected and commended.  If the reader loudly … Continue reading