evangelism

Last Tuesday night, Dwayne and I wanted a pizza.  We have “pizza” on speed dial and called to order a pepperoni pie.  There was no answer.  I called again, and the ringing went on and on and on.  Why?  Why wouldn’t the pizzeria pick up?  We thought, maybe they’re very…

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Bumper Bowling Faith

We were sitting around the table after a great dinner of homemade fajitas, cheese dip and guacamole.  I loved talking with my nine-year-old nephew.  I loved how engaged he was in conversation, how quickly his mind responded to new ideas, how deep a thinker he was already, how articulate he…

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What about a Biker Missionary?

Throwback Thursday a day late.  This is an article I wrote in September 2009 and was published in the October issue of “Connections,” the newsletter of New Covenant Presbytery.   I share it here, because this story will be featured in the fourth chapter of the book I’m currently working on, “Twenty-eight…

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Zero Moment of Truth for the Church

I’ve been enjoying the benefits of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).  Most recently I’ve been taking courses in a specialization in Digital Marketing through the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  The course is focused on the influence of the technology specifically the connectivity of the internet in our pockets (or…

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Why I’m Presbyterian

I was born asking the question, “Why?”  My father tells the story of driving the three-year-old-me miles to the local electrical sub-station all the while tracing the wires from our house, because I asked “how come?” every time I turned the light switch on and off.  As a preschooler, I drove my…

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Awkward Story … Unexplainable Truth

“Jesus entered Jerusalem riding on a donkey … do you know what a donkey is?”  “A little horse?”  Close enough, I think.  I was trying to explain what Palm Sunday was to our Chinese guest.  I had taken a couple extra palms at church in order to make  palm crosses….

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