Take off your shoes- This is a Holy Week.

My dad worked as a factory foreman; Mom taught fourth grade. My deeply generous and very frugal parents took us on a trip every summer where we stayed with friends or family.  We never went to an amusement park,  but always to a museum: Chicago’s Field Museum, The Gateway Arch and the Kansas Agriculture Hall […]

misunderstanding Jesus

As a college sophomore, I spent the summer as Southern Baptist Summer Missionary, in Minnesota trying to convert the Lutherans.  We mostly worked with refugees from Vietnam and Laos, but we spent two weeks going door to door, knocking on doors in a small Wisconsin town, whose name escapes me.  We worked with Pastor What’s-His-Name, […]

Journey to the cross- beyond asking

When they had come near Jerusalem reaching the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey, untie it and bring it to me. If anyone says anything to you, just say this, ‘The Lord needs them.’ And they will […]