I purchased one and built a second Christian Bookstore. I was in the bookstore business for 4 years until my money ran out. (If you want to know more about my Bookstore story you can read my blog about Certainty).
Constant conflict came from folks who felt it wrong for me to place books on shelves when they disagreed with the subject or the author.
Interesting observations around what might reduce the dementia rate by as much as 30% in the population. The premise is that dementia as diseasedamages the brain.The brain’s resilience to the disease or ability to fight the disease depends in some cases on the reserve capacity and exercise the brain has had.
Activities or conditions that shrink the brain reduce a person’s ability to fight dementia. Activities that expand the brain early in life and throughout life provide a reserve that your body can use to fight dementia. Continue reading “That Dementia Thing”→
Have you ever been on a mission for God? One tension with aging is between our dreams and our regrets. When I was young, I tended to see things in black and white. In many ways, my mind was closed for repairs. My understanding of Scripture was likewise rigid. Theological positions were mountains to conquer and debates to be won. I arrived at a place where I thought all my questions were answered. Years followed in which my interactions with the Word of God were incremental, returning minor corrections to my already settled theological positions.
Donn Garrett in the song, Daily Groan, embraces the growing difference between the the man inside and the the man outside. Like Donn when I look in the mirror I now understand just what people don’t see.
I have incredibly fond memories. Even if those memories are found in “faded photographs, covered now with lines and creases…” and my memories are in bits and pieces.(Of course the lines and creases are not limited to the photographs). Continue reading “A Journey Measured in Years. 37.”→
“Christianity is a subjective, transformative event that upends, ruptures, and transforms human life. At this level, much like the blind man in John 9, we may find ourselves simply able to say, ‘One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see’ (John 9:25)”
– Scot McKnight and Kevin Corcoran
Clark Pinnock in A Wideness in God’s Mercy: The Finality of Jesus Christ in a World of Religions, offers an optimistic view of salvation. Pinnock further proposes an Evangelical theology of religions with an emphasis on inclusivism that returns a story of hope. Pinnock’s compelling case for optimistic salvation has broad impact for mission and it helps us understand the breadth of God’s purpose in the world. Continue reading “Inclusivism That Returns a Story of Hope”→
The 50-year anniversary of San Francisco’s “Summer of Love” is drawing near. Yeah, I know them hippies. Memories, Fragments, and Traces flood our minds as we think back to where my generation, our generation found its voice. We had passion but we were deaf to wisdom in those days.