Book Review: The Beekeeper of Aleppo

This week I found myself writhing in pain and crying out—in my dentist’s chair. The infection was so deep under the tooth he couldn’t seem to get it anesthetized. I kept telling myself, “This nightmare will soon end; just hang on for a few more minutes…” And then it was over. I went back toContinue reading “Book Review: The Beekeeper of Aleppo”

Fallen Heroes–What We Learn from Ravi Zacharias’ Downfall

After nearly 50 years as one of the world’s most famous Christian apologists, Ravi Zacharias (deceased) has now been exposed for sexually abusing many women, and threatening them to keep his horrendous deeds hidden. This news dropped like a bomb across the Christian community. Millions had been strengthened in their faith through Ravi’s ministry. IContinue reading “Fallen Heroes–What We Learn from Ravi Zacharias’ Downfall”

A Drama for Inauguration Day

As we prepare for the U.S. presidential Inauguration Day, so many thoughts and emotions are swirling through me, it’s hard for me to write them all down. Peacemaking is needed in our nation now more than ever. Fortunately, another writer has captured many of my feelings in her powerful short drama. I’d like to introduceContinue reading “A Drama for Inauguration Day”

What America Needs in 2021

I watched the US presidential election as a man caught between two horn-locked bison slowing the flow of progress. The two pursuits of my professional life—peacemaking and revival—have deeply connected me with two very divergent communities of Jesus followers. One group follows Christ in pursuing peacemaking, speaking out for social justice, and serving the poorContinue reading “What America Needs in 2021”

If Jesus Emigrated to Modern-day America…

Photo by Brennan Burling on Unsplash If Jesus emigrated to modern-day America, would we Christians even notice? Most of his ministry wasn’t in houses of worship. In fact, he upset the religious by breaking one of their rules to heal a man’s withered hand. I wonder what rules he might break if he came toContinue reading “If Jesus Emigrated to Modern-day America…”

Partnering with God

This week my son generously offered to help me redo my website. I was reminded of when he was small, and wanted to help. In those days, his help was limited to following my commands: “Hold this. Hand me that.” Now he’s an adult. He knows what I like. But he also has his ownContinue reading “Partnering with God”

New Release–HOPE BREAKS THROUGH

I’m happy to announce that the Hope Trilogy is now complete! After the book’s description, please keep reading about this profound writing journey for me. Purchase at Amazon: Hope Breaks Through Also available on iBooks, Nook and others From the back cover: The tension in the town of Hope builds to a climax in thisContinue reading “New Release–HOPE BREAKS THROUGH”

Riots and Revival

Riots motivated by racial injustice destroy a town . . . . . . was a scene from my 2nd book of the HOPE Trilogy, published three weeks ago. At the time, I would not have guessed I’d be spending the Saturday night before Pentecost under a citywide curfew as the National Guard had toContinue reading “Riots and Revival”

New Release–HOPE IN THE BALANCE

I’m happy to announce that book #2 in the Hope Trilogy is now available! Purchase at Amazon: Hope in the Balance Also available on iBooks, Nook and others From the back of the book— The small town of Hope is shaken when teenagers Kelsey and Harmonie uncover its skeletons of the past. Will those secretsContinue reading “New Release–HOPE IN THE BALANCE”