Time for a New Door

Time for a New Door

Have you ever visited Seattle? It is a magical place.  In Seattle, the coffee tastes better (skip the green mermaid, you can’t get her here), the soccer is better (Go Sounders!), and even the views are better (when it’s not raining). But it wasn’t always...
All We Need Is Love

All We Need Is Love

I stood in the chancel with the bride and groom. The moment’s significance was infused with the Spirit’s presence as we turned to the most familiar of wedding scriptures:  If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do...
Strength in the Spokes

Strength in the Spokes

I like to think in images and metaphors. I reflect on the things around me and imagine how they illustrate an idea. I suppose that is why bicycle wheels cause me consider leadership and healthy congregations. Four years ago, I took up cycling. After years of running,...
A Lesson from the Garden

A Lesson from the Garden

When I was a child, my dad worked for IBM. This meant that my formative years were spent in the well-groomed suburbs of Dallas, Miami and Atlanta. Such suburbs are filled with wonderful neighborhoods and plenty of new construction for all of us transplants. Days were...
Beware the Sensors?

Beware the Sensors?

I grew up in a car family. I am a car guy. I know the difference between a carburetor and a catalytic converter, and I know that I prefer vehicles that do not use torque converters. My first two cars, a 1969 Pontiac and 1991 Jeep are the kinds of vehicles that are...