The Last of a Generation, Part 1 – Landing
The Last of a Generation, Part 2 – Ground Transportation
The cornerstone by the entrance to the church in Metuchen, New Jersey, where we’re holding Nana’s memorial service reads, “1717.”
Think about that.
“What am I,” I wonder as I cross the threshold, “the millionth person to enter this building?” [...]
NORTH AMERICAN UPDATE: At close to 250 responses already, I’m wondering where the good people of Alaska, Connecticut, Deleware, Hawaii, Maryland, Montana, Neveda, both Dakotas Rhode Island, Utah and Wyoming are.
And Canada, I know where you are, but… where are you? Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario have thrown out a wave, but what about the [...]
“The Last of a Generation- Part 1, Landing”
“The Last of a Generation- Part 3, Departure”
“You’re the boss, Boss,” Desmond the Concierge said when I asked if I could leave my bags with him at the hotel and pick them up later. Mom and I were headed into the city for the day and wouldn’t be [...]
“The Last of a Generation-Part 2, Ground Transportation”
“The Last of a Generation-Part 3, Departure”
The tires under the right wing touched the ground for a split second before a gust of wind thrust us back up into the turbulence.
Manhattan lay to my left, Newark to my right.
Another rush of pressure pushed us back down to the [...]
Hey, Rabbit Room. It’s been a while since I’ve posted here, but wanted to take a moment to highlight a new development in the cybersphere. Earlier this year Andrew Peterson posted about ten of my sermons from an Easter series I was preaching, and I got a few questions asking if we had the rest [...]
Vincent van Gogh put the barrel of his pistol to his chest and pulled the trigger. Earnest Hemingway, three weeks shy of his 62nd birthday, used a shotgun and aimed about a foot higher. Heroine and cocaine took Belushi and Farley. It appears, at least in part, that small armies of sycophants with the power to prescribe [...]
Back, back, back. Back before the compact disc, back before the personal computer, back before the existence of the mini-van, there was a public library in Tipton, Indiana with a brand new laser disk player, complete with about seven film choices.
In my mesh football jersey and yellow swimming trunks, bike resting unlocked in the rack [...]
I grew up in rural Indiana, in a small town where the only kids around who had long hair usually had reputations as trouble-makers as well. And there weren’t many of them. Back in Jr. High I decided I wanted to play electric guitar, and found inspiration from the glam metal bands popular at the [...]
My work as a pastor has me dealing a lot right now with the chronology and sequence of the last days and even hours of Jesus’ earthly ministry prior to His death. I put the following image together based on my best analysis and synthesis of the four Gospel narratives’ treatment of Good Friday. The information in this [...]
“Pontius Pilate sought to release Jesus.” —John 19:12
Think about that for a second.It has been years since I observed a proper Lenten Season. But the activities in New Orleans on the news are telling me Lent has begun. Lent, this year, converges with a sermon series I’m working on dealing with the final week of Jesus’ life. [...]