Justus of Sepphoris- A Short Story

Justus of Sepphoris- A Short Story

I pushed the sica dagger against the sharpening iron. The satisfying shing of metal filled the room. The sica was shorter than a sword but long for a dagger. Its curved blade was perfect for reaching around the shields and armor of Romans. At least, that’s what Judas...
How To Be Present With Your Money

How To Be Present With Your Money

I’m in this in-between season. This past January we closed the church I pastored for 2 ½ years. It was my first foray into “professional” ministry. I avoided it for the better part of my adult life. Now that it’s not there, I want back in. I don’t sense a...
Mission Minded Money is Science!

Mission Minded Money is Science!

Don’t you love it when someone spends money researching something that you’ve had a hunch about, but you don’t have gobs of grant money, time, or expertise to research it yourself? For a long time I’ve noticed that there tend to be two kinds of...
You Can’t Buy Fruit

You Can’t Buy Fruit

I was having lunch with an old colleague of mine, recently. He was giving me some flack about a career decision I made. “I cannot believe that you chose Option A when Option B was clearly on the table for you. Why in the world would you pick Option A?” Admittedly, I...