On Birthdays and Growing Older

I just celebrated a birthday, my 78th, with my wife and two of our children and their spouses at one of my favorite restaurants, The Marine Room, in LaJolla, California. The restaurant sits directly on the beach and huge spot lights illuminate the waves breaking seemingly just outside the wall of floor-to -ceiling plate glass […]

The Preacher’s Weekly Offering

Teri McDowell Ott, in her insightful reflection in a June issue of Christian Century, “Firm Ground for Ministry: Between the ego’s demands and the urge to hide”, set me to pondering, once again, the mysterious anomaly of preaching. From the earliest days of the church, preaching, proclamation of Gospel has been at the heart of […]