The Genius of Jesus Erwin Raphael McManus Have you ever felt like there is a potential within you that you just have yet to tap? Erwin Raphael McManus’ “The Genius of Jesus” (September 2021) might just offer the key you have been looking for on your search. On my last trip to the library withContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW – NOVEMBER 2021”


There’s a great scene in the movie “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” where Neal Page played by Steve Martin tells John Candy’s character Del Griffith: “You know, when you’re telling these little stories? Here’s a good idea: have a point. It makes it a lot more interesting for the listener.” It’s a great line and remindsContinue reading “WHAT’S THE POINT?”


“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”