Category Archives: Christianity

A Bible for All Times

As some of you know, as part of my responsibilities at Tyndale House Publishers I am the brand director for the Life Application Study Bible and I’m leading the marketing campaign for the new edition, to be released in September. … Continue reading

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An Inheritance for Christmas Future

This was prepared for a 2018 family devotional collection on the theme of Christmas past, present, and future.  The observance of Christmas in Dickens story is the tableau upon which is built a morality play on the consequences of goodness … Continue reading

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Of note. Oct. 4, 2017

highs & lows observed It is homecoming week at Aurora Christian School, where Diana is a freshman, but their world has been upended by a tragic home going.  Two students were in a  head-on accident returning from a golf tournament … Continue reading

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Of Note, Oct. 2, 2017

  Highs and Lows Observed The Las Vegas shooting was such base, mind-blowing, and as yet unexplained, barbarity. Not that there can be an explanation for such horrid evil. What deep sadness. We speak often of God’s love, for good … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln’s 2nd inaugural address: 150 years ago

March 4, 1865 Fellow-Countrymen: At this second appearing to take the oath of the Presidential office there is less occasion for an extended address than there was at the first. Then a statement somewhat in detail of a course to … Continue reading

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Resurrection and Grief

My friend and colleague, Chuck, is with his family this week, gathered to bring ease–as best they can—as granddaughter Olivia slips from this life. A Trisomy18 baby, Olivia was born to live in this world briefly, a month-long, difficult prelude … Continue reading

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Protecting Marriage: Ironic promotional language for a session at the forthcoming NRB Convention

The headline of a promotional email for a session at the National Religious Broadcasters convention reads: “Protecting Marriage: How to Get the Media Message Right for This Generation.” So how can we explain Protecting Marriage to this generation? (By which … Continue reading

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On Veterans Day: Memorabilia from My Father, the WWII Veteran

My father was a World War II veteran. Veterans of these battlefields of the last century are now bowed men in their eighties and nineties speaking hesitantly about their colleagues and their service a lifetime ago in the killing fields … Continue reading

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Shame on you, Ann Coulter

I frequently agree with Ann Coulter’s political commentary, although more often than not I’m put off by her acerbic, often cruel, manner.  I don’t appreciate cruelty and personal attacks from the right any more than I do from the left. However, I’m … Continue reading

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Vision Problems: 6 causes of World Vision’s PR debacle

World Vision, the giant international Christian relief and development organization, made two announcements last week. I was shocked and disappointed by both. The nature of my alarm was somewhat different than what I’m reading among my friends who share my … Continue reading

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