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Grateful American by Gary Sinise

I’m late. Which isn’t all that surprising, if you know me. Grateful American, by Gary Sinise, came out back in February. Mid-February! And now it’s late March. I’m late. And…


Unoffendable by Brant Hansen

*I wrote this years ago for another blog. It seems even more poignant today. Brant Hansen is a closet Lutheran. What I mean is that his view of grace, scripture,…

The Time Judas Preached the Gospel

*I wrote this for a another blog a few years ago. Photo credit © 2004 Icon Productions What I learned in church about Judas Betrayal is a word we don’t…

The Liturgy as Literature

I’ve been studying storytelling. Not just the typical three-act structure, but also the plot points, pinch points, climactic moment, the dark night of the soul and temporary triumph. Good stories…

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis My rating: 5 of 5 stars It’s been a while since I’ve read this classic and I still love it….

Sticks and Stones and Dignity

Human dignity has long been understood in this country to be innate. When the Framers proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal” and “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,” they referred to a vision of mankind in which all humans are created in the image of God and therefore of inherent worth. – Clarence Thomas

My Tribute to the Female Action Hero

Dig deep into the cinematic archives of my youth. You’re welcome join me and find those Women of Action, those Feminine Icons of Heroism, the Tough and Tender Women that turned our heads and saved our lives … all … in the name … of adventure.

Marriage is …

We’ve been getting married for so long that, in a lot of ways, we’ve forgotten that marriage is a promise, a gift, and a mystery.

Religion as a Gift

Is religion really the problem? I’ve heard a number of leaders in Christendom say It’s not about religion, but a relationship. Jesus didn’t start a religion, he started a movement….

The Last Adventure

Once upon a time this lighthouse existed as a guide to keep sailors from wrecking their ships on the Lake Michigan coast. In the wake of the United States Civil…

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