The Community of Jesus

Soon after arriving with our church’s mission team at Turtle Shores, a Christian mission and retreat center in Belize, I had an interesting conversation with Sarah Bradbury, one of the resident missionaries who worked alongside us. Sarah told me that she had been doing a lot of reading in the Bible about...

Survival of the Friendliest

Theological insight and ethical guidance can come from many places, but I didn’t expect it from a book titled “The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think” by Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods. Early chapters talk about the domestication of dogs from wolves, and counter the theory that humans adopted...

The Power of Small Things

When I was in the third grade my parents made me take piano lessons.  I didn’t ask to take them. I didn’t have a burning desire to play the piano.  I’m not sure I had any desire.  They just thought it was a good idea. It was no surprise, though.  A couple of years before they signed up my older...

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