Have you noticed that the world is not what it used to be? Yes, I know the world has always been changing, and it always…View More 3 Leadership Lessons from The Hobbit
How did the world begin?
Have you ever wondered where something came from? Who brought the plate of cookies into the lunch room? How did that scratch get on the…View More How did the world begin?
Baptism and Laser Tag
Over the years, one of my roles has been that of a pastor at a local church. Part of a church leader’s life, of course,…View More Baptism and Laser Tag
Have you noticed that every year, someone is passionately predicting that the world is about to end? Harold Camping (remember him?), Nostradamus, the ancient Mayans,…View More The Apocalypse
Can an ancient text actually be authentic?
I have never torn down and then rebuilt a house with my own hands, but I imagine that I understand the general principles involved. One…View More Can an ancient text actually be authentic?
Going “Hands On”
One of the keys to effective and engaging conversation about spirituality and religion is to let a particular religion “speak for itself”. In other words,…View More Going “Hands On”
Three views of sacred scripture
Throughout my work in university, church, and prison, I have often had conversations about the sacred scriptures of various religions. It can be a confusing…View More Three views of sacred scripture
How big is your story?
Think back to when you were young. Perhaps you were in elementary school or high school. In that context, what were some of the stories…View More How big is your story?
Where do I begin?
While I was working in a correctional institution as a prison chaplain, one of the most common questions I was asked was, “How do I…View More Where do I begin?
How to study religion (and God)
I am not a plumber. I don’t have any skills that even remotely look like what a plumber would have. Whenever I encounter a plumbing…View More How to study religion (and God)