Healing Fatherhood

father and son standing at the edge of a lake fishing

Many fathers (and mothers, too—this is an issue that warps all parent-child relationships) are simply awful to their children—which means that Jesus’ words about God’s “fatherhood” (or any invocation of “parenthood” applied to God) are not easy pills to swallow. …

Read moreHealing Fatherhood

When the Lights Go Out

I can remember my initial awakenings to God like they were yesterday. Born and raised in a Christian home, I lived most of my life with a general awareness of God. I would even say that I had a relationship …

Read moreWhen the Lights Go Out

What Is Christ-Formation?

In 2 Corinthians 3:18, Paul writes: “We all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” …

Read moreWhat Is Christ-Formation?

Remember – To Save Your Life

Image of Empty Airport

I just got home to Kodiak last night from visiting all my children. (We left when there were just 1,000 COVID-19 cases in the U.S. The world changed in a single week.) The airports and planes were empty.  It was eerie. I felt like a character in the Left Behind series. What? Everyone…