The Arrival – Preparation

Getting ready for some church meetings can be an exercise in extreme preparedness. No church leader wants to show up to a meeting not having thought through all the possibilities. But there are some meetings that no matter how much you prepare for it, you can’t see the punch until it lands. For some people … Continue reading The Arrival – Preparation


The Arrival – Paradox

I am going to read two statements from a classic work of American literature. First, There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one's safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be … Continue reading The Arrival – Paradox

Out of Moab III – The Courage to Love

Have you heard the term Disneyfication? The term means the transformation (as of something real or unsettling) into carefully controlled and safe entertainment or an environment with similar qualities.[1] In a nutshell, it is taking something that has a difficult story or history and giving it the veneer of the Disneyworld/Disneyland Theme Parks, kind of … Continue reading Out of Moab III – The Courage to Love