The Cross of Christ is a Question Mark

I originally wrote this for my weekly “Highland Views” column, then decided I’d “blog it” instead. A wise saying:  “Philosophy is questions that may never be answered.  Religion is answers that may never be questioned.” Yet, question we must. “A Former Minister has Questions about the Cross” As we cross over from one season to […]

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Run with Jesus this Easter?

  My minister wife and I had the same reaction to this local church’s “fun” event for the Easter holiday. Is this really what Christianity and “following Christ” has come to? I was particularly “moved” to see that some of the route passes through a graveyard.  How appropriate. And, of course, “bring the kids”! Enough […]

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The Powerful Voice of Youth

A friend’s daughter marched in Washington yesterday with a simple but powerful message our “leaders” need to hear. . .and act upon. Photo:  Students from Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, Maryland Advertisements

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Grateful for the Grand Design

Stephen Hawking (1942-2018) A great mind, a great man of Science, is gone. Gone where? The magnificent cosmos was all the heaven he saw and studied. “One can’t prove that God doesn’t exist. But science makes God unnecessary. … The laws of physics can explain the universe without the need for a creator.” . . […]

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Cabin Life: Simplicity and Sabbatical

It’s now been 10 years since I left my one-room cabin in the woods.  For three years I lived a simpler life surrounded by forest and wild neighbors–the furry and feathered kind. There were actually two cabins, one in Clinton and one in Freeland.  Both were on Whidbey Island not far from the Seattle area […]

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Saved by Billy Graham but Saved from his Message

As a teen, I was “saved” by Rev. Billy Graham, watching him preach through the old black and white screen in my room.  Went on to Christian college, seminary, ordination and years of ministry.  When Billy brought his “crusade” to Seattle, I sang in an 8000-voice choir.  He could mesmerize with his message. Then, over […]

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