By Joel Hess - "One mornin' Tim was feelin' full, His head was heavy which made him shake; He fell from the ladder and broke his skull, And they carried him home his corpse to wake. They rolled him up in a nice clean sheet, And laid him out upon the bed, A gallon of … Continue reading Bring Back the Wake!
By Cindy Koch - Day 21. Out in the wilderness. Even though I wrote this weeks ago, before I left on this grand adventure with my beloved, I already knew it was going to be beautiful. The things we are able to see this far back on the John Muir Trail, most people will never … Continue reading Expect the beautiful
By Bob Hiller - Remember that song by Garth Brooks where he sang, “Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers?” Yeah, unfortunately, so do I. It’s this sappy romantic song about how Garth and his wife went back to his hometown and ran across his boyhood crush, the one he had prayed and prayed for … Continue reading I Cannot Stop Listening: Gut Reactions to the New Derek Webb Album
By Paul Koch – Do you remember drinking from the garden hose as a child? I do. In fact when I’m working in the yard these days I will still get a quick drink from time to time from the hose. I like it. I like the taste; compared to the water that comes from … Continue reading Unsafe Theology
By Joel Hess - Since it was first unveiled in 1987, the work by Andres Serrano entitled “Piss Christ”, has been met with plenty of criticism by Christian leaders. If you are not in the know, Piss Christ is what the title proclaims, a picture of a plastic crucifix in a jar of the artist’s … Continue reading Piss Christ: Simul Iustus et Peccator
By Cindy Koch - I must be really tired right now. We are hiking the John Muir trail, and when you read this, we will be on day 14. I planned to leave you with some thoughts on marriage as Paul and I are taking our grand adventure away from kids, phones, and everyday life. … Continue reading Let Me Sleep
By Bob Hiller - She is very attractive for you, isn’t she? And you can’t seem to leave her alone. You love being the center of her attention. When she compliments you, you feel like you can conquer the world. You’ve even become an expert on wooing those compliments out of her. You know what … Continue reading Pastor, that’s Not Your Wife