Last night was Christmas Eve. The Big Guy came with me to church. He has come often, usually during the colder times of the year. Christmas Eve was one of those colder (bone-chilling) nights, and so the Big Guy was there, making sure the cold didn’t get too heinous. In reality, the Big Guy is […]Read more "On The Big Guy and Christmas Eve"
My idea of rock music is very, very old school…but then, I’m no longer what most would call “young”. When I was a teen, listening to “rock and roll”, it was The Moody Blues, Eric Burdon and the Animals, The Turtles, Manfred Mann and so on. My musical education had been in swing music (Glenn […]Read more "On Wanting to Die and Making a Mistake"
Hello, my name is Scott, and I tend towards intolerance. I know that keeps me from being politically correct, but I just can’t help it. You see, I am a Christian, and I believe the Bible is the Word of God, the only authoritative rule of faith and practice. That means when someone wants to […]Read more "On The Idea of “Tolerance” and “Diversity”"
An old story, perhaps cast in different ways in different settings, tells of a missionary who, after many years on the field, was returning to the United States aboard a ship (I told you it was an old story). Also on this ship was a famous actor, returning after an extended vacation somewhere in Europe. […]Read more "On Dreams Dreamt and Reimagined"
Footsteps on the roof. Running footsteps, several sets of them, all while I was trying to get the last of my work done for the day. And, sadly, I did not handle it well. No, I wasn’t hallucinating. This evening, as I was finishing up the last few tasks I had set for myself, the […]Read more "On Keeping Calm and Being Gentle"
Today after lunch, Duke and Pepper told me a story that absolutely broke my heart. But first, a little backstory. Duke and Pepper are the aliases, for lack of a better word, for two friends who occasionally visit at Covenant Assembly, where I have the privilege of serving as pastor. They are members of a […]Read more "On Why The Modern Church May Be Dying"
Suppose a fire hydrant were, for some reason, to break off at ground level, allowing a huge plume of water to cascade everywhere. Suppose people came running with dish towels and small buckets, trying to mop up the water. Now suppose someone came along with the advice of bigger towels, or larger buckets, or more […]Read more "On Why The Madness Won’t Stop (Yet)"