. A longtime close friend told me recently that they are transgender and transitioning. All of a sudden a lot of questions that had seemed distant and theoretical became close-up and personal for me. This isn’t just a casual friend. This is one of a small number of friends whom I had known to beContinue reading “Transgender”


. Recently I read an obscure law journal article published in 2003 titled, “Innocent Until Proven Guilty: The Origins of a Legal Maxim,” by a guy named Kenneth Pennington. Why I read this kind of stuff for fun and recreation … well … let’s just say that I’m a nerd. When I was a kidContinue reading “Paucapalea”


. The global pandemic is slowly giving way to a global economic crisis. Economies in many nations in all parts of the world are fragile and hurting. And real people living in those nations and tribes and areas are feeling the pain. Recently a longtime friend came to me in deep distress. With downcast eyesContinue reading “Giving”


Strange question came up in my Bible study group. Will there continue to be children after the second coming? Or will all God’s people already exist? If anyone has any Biblical references that address this question, much appreciated if you’d share in the Comments!


There is a serenity that comes from knowing at all levels of your existence that God is in charge. Always. I’m not there yet, not by a long shot. I can sense myself getting closer, but I still have a long way to go. Two recent news items tapped into this for me. First, theContinue reading “Serenity”