Welcome to my blog about living as apprentices of Jesus! I am passionate about spiritual transformation and about helping others become like Jesus for the sake of others.
One of my favorite quotes is: "Whatever job we get and whatever task we are assigned can serve as a container for grace" (Eugene Peterson in "Practical Resurrection"). I pray that the words and sentences on this blog may also serve as "containers of grace" for its readers.
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Category Archives: To Act Justly
Two recent events – one real and one fictional – sent me back a decade ago to an experience that changed my view of the world forever. The real event was the recent acquittal of a Minnesota police office for … Continue reading
“For the Lord your God…loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing. You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt” (Deut, 10:18-19) I had seen them in Nokomis last year in the very same … Continue reading
This blog now contains nearly 600 posts. The post below first appeared on October 28, 2015. I am re-posting it now because it speaks to the politically charged insults that are being tweeted or shouted in rallys about groups of … Continue reading
A PBS story about Rachel Carson, new information about my father’s participation in WWII, and a comment about evangelical Christians in Sojourner came together in a “perfect storm” in my mind. Here is the result. Rachel Carson (1907-1964) combined her … Continue reading
In the recent film, Hidden Figures, Katharine (played by Octavia Spencer), a black woman who is in informally in charge of the “black computer group,” has been repeatedly denied promotion to supervisor by her white boss, Vivian. In my favorite scene in … Continue reading
The Ten Commitments of Resistance in the Trump Era by Wallis, editor of the social justice journal Sojourners, was written to help Christians deal positively with the election of Donald Trump and the principles of his presidency. No matter whatever your … Continue reading
The Ten Commitments of Resistance in the Trump Era by Wallis, editor of the social justice journal Sojourners, was written to help Christians deal positively with the election of Donald Trump and the principles of his presidency. No matter what side … Continue reading