COME TO ITALY: A Church & Art History Tour!

From Pompeii to Florence, join me for trip of a lifetime as we explore the history of the church through the art, architecture and culture of Italy! Few experiences touch my soul like the joy of travel, the beauty of art and standing in the presence of history.  To see a Roman city (Pompeii) as Paul […]

Advent 1 – A Vision of Shalom (Peace)

In this first week of Advent – the season of preparation for Christ’s coming – we turn  to an early oracle of the prophet Isaiah in which recounts a vision of God’s coming salvation and the blessings of peace: For out of Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. He […]

Citizenship & Reconciliation: How Should Christians Respond to Trump’s Election?

I first laughed at the idea of wall between United States and Mexico. Now I fear the potential exists for many, many more to be built… Not physical walls, but personal and cultural barriers to connection. It seems to me that the ultimate winner of this election has been division – the deepening of an […]

Loving God 401, Part 3: Thinky World-Affirmers (i.e., Kataphatic-Speculatives)

We begin our study at the four basic attrait combinations (think “spiritual personality types”) with an in-depth look at the kataphatic-speculative quadrant. In short, these are people who relate to God primarily by means of connection to the created world (kataphatic) and for whom things need to “make sense” (speculative). If you are listening to this podcast, odds are […]