The Story of Jesus

The Story of Jesus

From the book Pause With Jesus: Encountering His Story in Everyday Life  I am glancing back in time. Into the story. What should we call it? The story of redemption, of transformation, of healing, of hope—according to the beliefs of many about the narrative, those...
A Conversation with Bob Bennett

A Conversation with Bob Bennett

(Bob Bennett has been one of my favorite singers and songwriters for many years. Please read this interview and also listen to his music. Many of his songs would be great for Christmas and as we begin a New Year.) Chris: Thanks for joining us, Bob. And thanks for your...
a different december

a different december

this year and last year,two collections of storiesplaced together on pagesin my mind of memories,have seemed to includemore conflict and questionsthan should be allowedin the minglingof twenty-four months. deaths and disappointments came,as they do.promises were not...
Five Thoughts for Thanksgiving

Five Thoughts for Thanksgiving

No, 2020 has not gone the way we hoped or expected. No, 2020 has not been my favorite year. Think about the times we tried to understand all that has been happening. Covid. Grief. Change. Masks. Anger. Stress. I remember finding my father’s body after he had breathed...