What is in your hands?

God’s calling of Moses is shaped by forces that fit our moment: me too, immigration, and racial tension. Do you recall Moses’ story? Remember how Moses’ ingenious mother defied Pharaoh’s genocide by weaving a little ark? Or how an Egyptian princess drew the beautiful child’s basket out of the Nile River?  And how Miriam, hiding […]

How does the Biblical narrative shape our understanding of Immigration?

As we traveled to visit family over the holidays, we drove past  a church camp I went to for several summers. Connie asked about the camp and as I reflected on my experiences, I realized part of my journey away from biblical literalism began as a college intern at camp.  Everyone is on a journey. […]

Everyday Ethics and a Grand Purpose

What are your everyday ethics?  What metrics guide your daily living? Paul’s letters often offer little passages dedicated to everyday ethics. You might think of these passages as “Checklist for Christian living,” or “Christian Rules to Live By” or a “Jesus’ daily metrics” Our passage in Romans’ 12 revolves around Jesus’ Great Commandment Part B: “Loving […]

God and Kings-principles over power

…. God judges a nation by its principles not its power.  National greatness does not come from fire-power or economic clout but from ethics.  Our high minded American forefathers looked to principles as our national foundation: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men (people) are created equal, that they are endowed by […]