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Listen to Jesus, and Fear Not

This is from an online discussion about the current Presidential campaign: “We are witnessing a repetition of history. Will American churches fail – as German churches did – to bear witness to the Kingdom of God amidst political upheaval?” It’s scary to...

St Patrick Left a Really Good Example

In March we remember Saint Patrick.  1,600 years ago, as a youth he was kidnapped and sold as a slave to Ireland.  After 6 years he escaped – but he took with him an understanding of and love for the people of Ireland.  He returned as a priest and bishop –...

Good Stuff from the National Convention

Our American Baptist “Mission Summit” in June (national-international convention) brought several thoughts to me with special emphasis. FROM THE BIG STAGE Two principles that stood out to me were especially emphasized in our “big” evening meetings, with...

Martin King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail”

On this 50th anniversary of King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, here are three quotes. The article linked below is a collection of quotes I made 8 years ago. “Society must protect the robbed and punish the robber.” “… as Reinhold...