Two Vital Thoughts on a Life-Giving Marriage

Recently, a friend of mine who is on the verge of getting married sent me a Facebook message and asked me a wonderful question: If you could give one piece (or more) of advice on a successful, Christ-centered marriage what would that be? Thank you for the help! It didn’t take but a minute or so for me to know […]

Marriage is Forever

Marriage is forever. Or, at least that is the way it was designed by our Father. Unfortunately, we Americans have a completely different view of this. Marriage in our culture seems about as durable as the purse we carry or the car we drive, so we set it aside and/or change spouses as it seems necessary. And despite the narrative […]

Reflections on Homosexuality

While a student at Dallas Seminary a good friend of mine and I went to an IHOP to study for a Hebrew exam. My friend seemed unusually anxious, tender and, admittedly, a bit awkward. At some point during the evening I finally asked him if he was okay. He looked around cautiously, then in a whisper said to me, “I […]

Hope Beyond the Rubble

September 11, 2001, is a day that forever changed the shape of America. Like you, I will never forget it. Early that morning I had gone riding horses with a good friend, surveying the many things he was doing to develop his newly acquired ranch. Because I knew much of our morning would find us tucked deeply into an array […]

Old Guys Rule: Naomi and the Balm that Heals Bitterness

The next stop in our series “Old Guys Rule” takes us to a precious older woman named Naomi. Her story is the story of many of us: an uneasy life made so because of the multiple traumas of death and destitution. By the end of the Book of Ruth—the Old Testament book that tells her story—she seems to be a […]