“Dad, where is heaven?”  Don’t kids say the darndest things!? My 4 year-old son Peter recently asked me this great question. Now I have fielded questions from young ones my entire ministry ranging on faith, God, the commandments, life, vocation, etc. Of my three kids, Peter is my thinker, often centering himself in quiet reflectionContinue reading “ROOTING WITH PURPOSE”


I wanted to briefly talk about the book that has most influenced my life other than the Bible: It’s funny how God works in our lives. I’ve seen this over and over and over in ministry and my own personal life. “Tuesdays with Morrie.” What? Why that book? Why not some theological heavy weight like “The Book ofContinue reading “TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE”


What if we went back to the basics and focused again on the Golden Rule?  This past January’s events in Washington D.C., the continuing politicization and violence around vaccinations and masks really begs the question, doesn’t it? Sunday schools taught it; politicians have quoted it; parents repeated it. The words have hung in public spacesContinue reading “MISTER ROGERS”