The Happiness Hoax

Happiness.  It is a fundamental American value.  Yet, our relentless “pursuit of happiness,” often rings hollow and underwhelms, leaving us discontent.  Undeterred, we resolve to carry on with the happiness expedition.   Happiness must still be out there, somewhere.  When we find it, we will finally be… happy. Is happiness the goal of a Christian?  Is…

The Day After

For many years October 31, 2017 was greatly anticipated by my church body.  Even 10 years ago, this day was being used to motivate and to inspire.  Why?  Because that date commemorated 500 years after Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses disputing the sale of indulgences to the door of the church in Wittenberg, Germany. …

Embracing Gentleness

There seems to be no relief. Our world has slipped into a persistent agitated state. Perhaps you see it in local and world events, or even your own life. People are agitated, angry and fed up. Our politics are agitated, our race relations are agitated, our international relations are agitated and all that agitation is…