A Call for Church Elders to Stay the Course

It’s a sad reality that millennials (those born between 1985 and 2000) are leaving the church in record numbers. (See my comments here.) But recent discussion centers around the fact that Baby Boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) are also turning from faith traditions. Last week, I read with interest the Her.meneutics column in …

When You Know Who Brings the Gifts

It was a strange juxtaposition, now that I think of it. Back in the years when we celebrated Christmas at the little white church by the side of the road, every Christmas program ended with a visit from Saint Nick. Bearded, dressed in a fur-trimmed red suit and black boots, he looked much like the …

Write! What, Why and How?

Blogging today at Five Minute Friday with Lisa-Jo Baker and hundreds of other writers. Join us! “Can cursing and blessing come from the same mouth……the same pen?” Sitting in the retreat center, with beautiful Lake Michigan just half a mile down the driveway, I thought about that author’s statement. Her twist on the Proverb has …