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Category Archives: intergenerational

Tiny Warrior

Eloise Stone with her husband and five children.   Today I bury my Grandma, Edna Eloise Stone. She would have soon turned 97. She lived a long and fruitful life, … Continue reading

March 14, 2012 · 27 Comments

Three Women

When I was writing yesterday’s post on coming undone I could not help but think of the other similar stories in the New Testament of women anointing Jesus. All four Gospels give … Continue reading

March 13, 2012 · 7 Comments

Now Apply It

Jesus was the finest teacher to ever walk the earth. He was profound. He was paradoxical. He spoke with authority. But one thing that often gets overlooked is that He … Continue reading

February 15, 2012 · 2 Comments


At some point most children ask their parents the question, “Why do we go to church?” In the Old Testament Moses gave the children a paradigm for dealing with such … Continue reading

February 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Big Idea: Part Three (Genesis 3)

This is a six part series covering the first three chapters of Genesis and the last three chapter of Revelation. These posts are not intended to be full commentary on … Continue reading

February 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

Islam and Honor Killings

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January 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

diabetes of the teenage soul

The epidemic of adolescent obesity in the USA has been increasingly documented in recent years. Recent statistics indicate that 32 percent, or nearly 1 out of every 3 children in … Continue reading

September 3, 2008 · 10 Comments

the loads of our fathers

Two different times I graduated school in Tennessee and moved to California. The first time was in 1997, when I graduated from Lee University and moved to San Francisco. I … Continue reading

May 29, 2008 · 2 Comments

the sin bearer

When I lived in California I had the unique opportunity as a licensed minister of having my father as my Administrative Bishop. I am sure certain circumstances could have made … Continue reading

May 4, 2008 · 3 Comments

the hezekiah syndrome

Recently on the missionalcog blog there was a discussion about the lack of ‘youthfulness’ among our current constituency of ministers. Lots of great stuff was said. So, I would encourage … Continue reading

March 30, 2008 · 8 Comments

stories have a future

On Saturday I went to the Resurrection Breakfast put on by my church. I was surprised to see one of my good friends there. He had been asked to come … Continue reading

March 24, 2008 · 11 Comments

where are all the fathers?

I was talking with Dennis Adams today and he made a comment about a CoG orphanage and something struck a cord in me. There has been speculation and rumors for … Continue reading

March 22, 2008 · 6 Comments

the church faces death

I recently came across an interesting article on that was entitled No Future for Methodists Unless Change Occurs. In light of this blog the article obviously grabbed my attention. … Continue reading

March 17, 2008 · 5 Comments

our response will dertermine our future

The church is sick. The illness is very serious, perhaps even terminal. We tend to want to hear a prognosis from the Lord. In this we think we will be … Continue reading

March 17, 2008 · 9 Comments

dividing lines

Yes, my therapist is still out of town. So, last night I ate dinner with Louis Morgan. It was great. What started out as a quick study break turned out … Continue reading

March 15, 2008 · 11 Comments

onan has no future

Are you familiar with this passage? “Then Judah said to Onan, ‘Go in to your brother’s wife, and perform your duty as a brother-in-law to her, and raise up offspring … Continue reading

March 11, 2008 · 13 Comments

is retirement retiring?

100 years ago the life expectancy was 47. Today it is 77. That is incredible! That means that we are currently adding one year to the life expectancy every three … Continue reading

March 2, 2008 · Leave a comment