Archive for August, 2011

“Rarely, will anyone die for a righteous person.” The Impracticality of Jesus’ Death

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

The problem I see every day amongst Christians is the inability to find a more practical explanation to those of us who don’t quite understand the meaning of giving up your only son to save a bunch of sinners. Why would anyone do that? And worse: no matter what kind of crook you’ve been your […]

“She” Magazine Publishes “The Right Questions: Anna Madsen and OMG: Center for Theological Conversation”

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

A special thanks to Lori Walsh for crafting this beautifully written piece in the September issue of She Magazine, as well as to Connie Sweatman, Murray Haar, and Carl and Kerry Schmitzer for their contributions to it. The Right Questions: Anna Madsen and OMG: Center for Theological Conversation

“Everything’s Going God’s Way!” Prayer and God’s Will

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Question: If everything is God’s will, what is the point of praying for anything? Why is it when something good happens, everything gives all the credit to God, when in fact, the credit should go to the people/person responsible for the good fortune? Oh, I’d love to visit with you over coffee on this one! […]

Homesick, Homeless, and Homeward

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

We just returned from two weeks Florida, the children and I. I had been invited to St. Petersburg, to present a few workshops for Presbyterian pastors involved or interested in New Church Development. Now about the time that I confirmed that agreement, I stumbled upon an email I received seven years ago, when the only […]