It is tempting to look away from those disabled, broken humans holding their mother’s hands, sitting in front of the 7-11, or fumbling with their lips to say, “Hello.” We write them off as freaks of nature and abnormalities who should not concern us. We would like to think one day no one will suffer like that.
Time and time again, in Christian circles, it is common to hear phrases like, “You are special,” “God […]
Carl Sagan went out of his way to make it clear to his audience that they were definitely […]
“Pastor, I lost my husband.” Helen broke down in tears in front of me as we gathered during […]
In my earlier days as a pastor in the beautiful hills of south eastern Ohio, a colleague mentioned […]
Yes, I know. Some of you are wagging your heads. Not my dog! Oh, I have heard it before. 10 years ago, I was running with my young sons riding bikes next to me through a quiet, polite sort of neighborhood. Suddenly, the largest dog I have ever seen came running out of the house like a missile toward me, knocking me over and biting me on the arse. As I sternly backed the monster down, I saw the backs of my boys already a quarter mile down the road pedaling like mad.
By Joel A Hess – Dear parents, your kids will be catechized whether you like it or not. […]