Christmas Book Gift Ideas

Christmas Book Gift Ideas

I READ A NUMBER OF BOOKS THIS YEAR. Some of them were necessitated by my research for writing projects. Others were for personal growth, especially given the current political and social climate. For example, I read Charles Murray’s, Human Diversity, Pluckrose...
My First Christmas Memory

My First Christmas Memory

I WAS BORN IN 1948, the first child with eight more to follow. My first Christmas memory was 1955. It was a maturing moment in my youthful development, and one that I will never forget. My father was a Civil Engineer working for the Army Corp of Engineers on Chief...
God’s Planned Obsolescence

God’s Planned Obsolescence

MY WIFE AND I, WITH FIVE OTHER COUPLES, planted a church in 2002. In the weeks before we began, two friends took me aside separately to admonish us. “Don’t we already have enough churches in Spokane? Do we really need more?”  There are at least two reasons why their...
Johnathan Edwards and Three Reasons for the Cross-Centered Life

What Is The Essential Virtue God Seeks?

WHERE A TEXT APPEARS IN SCRIPTURE IS ALL IMPORTANT. The location often teaches pastors and their congregations big lessons. For example, The Sermon on the Mount contains Jesus’ first recorded teaching, and the first sentence is this simple declaration. “Blessed...