Act Justly, Love Mercy
And Walk Humbly With Your God. (From Micah 6:8)

By on July 21, 2013

Act justly!   Wow, justice is a mysterious and difficult concept. How often is justice harder to seek than it should be?  Is that why God has reserved justice as his own purview when He speaks of revenge in Romans 12:9: “Revenge is Mine!” How is justice linked to forgiveness? IS justice linked to forgiveness? And Read More...


The Withering Stare

By on November 21, 2011

Someone once commented that the eye is a portal into the soul.  It has always made me wonder what is going on inside someone when their stare is pure, sharp daggers.  I also love the many terms for this phenomenon: the look, slow burn, dirty look, deadly gaze, glare, gloom, glower, grimace, knit brows, double whammy, pout, sulk… and Read More...

Is Divorce Contagious?

By on August 27, 2011

In the Bible, Lepers are thought to be highly contagious. People go to great lengths to avoid contact. Rules were written on top of rules in order to keep the Leper at bay. Even the Lepers themselves were required to shout “unclean” when they came near the normal population. This image struck me powerfully when, Read More...





The Story Behind the Name

By on June 3, 2011

About ten years ago I was sitting at the dinner table with my daughter Mary and son Willy along with dear friends and spiritual mentors, Ken and Deborah Loyd.  The Loyds were in town from Portland to preach the next day at Bainbridge Alliance Church on Bainbridge Island.  Sometime between courses and wine flights, the Read More...


The New Lepers Will Launch June 5, 2011

By on March 20, 2011

Divorce within the congregations of Evangelical and Reformed churches can be a dicey subject. Whether leaning conservative or liberal,  a very thick line often gets drawn over the subject of divorce, and it is a line one crosses only at one’s peril. One of the most interesting facts is the divorce rate among Christians is Read More...


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