It is not a good day. So, I am taking a minute to do a little cathartic writing. I hope it helps. This week I have made a few comments online about Robin Williams. I posted a couple of his quotes from the film Good Will Hunting. I tweeted this: “… Unless you want to […]
Anybody who knows me knows that I am an unapologetic Portland Trailblazers fan. To that end, I am a regular reader of NBA news across the internet (in related news, if you ever had an extra ticket to a Blazer game and you want an enthusiastic companion, give me a call.) Today, as I do […]
We are in the midst of planning for next year’s Faith and Culture Writers Conference. I am taking a more hands on role this year, because it looks like it will be hosted by Warner Pacific College, the school where I am honored to serve as the Author in Residence. In light of that anticipation […]
First of all, you need to know that I don’t read books. I know… crazy… but it’s true. I had some real learning challenges growing up (so books have never been my friends) and that, coupled with a hefty diet of 80’s cartoons and sitcoms, and well… you are left with a 43 year old […]
In Memoriam: Richard Twiss (Note: this was originally written with and for my Parish Collective family.) On Wednesday afternoon, February 6th, in the Washington Hilton Lobby, I snuck up behind Uncle Richard and, as is our tradition, I planted a wet kiss in the soft center of his left cheek. He turned and burst into […]
Election seasons divide people. They do so almost by definition: positions taken, votes collected, ideological-bases solidified (and polarized). I fear that there is little to no hope. Maybe for this one season, we need to accept that we live inside a high school debate class. Tables are pushed to the edges of the room. Two […]
As a boy I was first introduced to God as a fairy tale. I don’t think anyone intentionally intended to do so, but they couldn’t help themselves. And I can hardly blame them. God was presented as one amongst a whole pantheon of supernatural personalities: Moses, Superman, the Lorax, Santa… Aslan. You can see that […]
Here is a story from one of our chapters in the B@Peace Project. Hear about Rob’s commitment to foster peace with some of the most important people from his story.
I was working in my yard this weekend. I gave up my gas mower some time ago. Did you know that a gas lawn mower puts out like four times as much pollution as a car? Yikes! My weed-eater though… I have not been able to give it up. I can’t explain it. Maybe it […]
We are “Peace Makers” not merely “Peace Keepers.” www.be-at-peace-project.com The vision of true Shalom requires people to actively engage in fostering peace throughout their life and world.