Our journey

The Old Testament is one long journey; it's the comings and the goings of God's people. Trapped and enslaved in Egypt. Eventual freedom, which leads to a long and difficult journey -- difficult enough that at times life back in Egypt seems preferable. Eventual arrival in the land of promise, and the challenges that go…

Thank you, Walter

We've lost a great writer. On August 5, Walter Wangerin Jr died, leaving behind an abiding legacy of writing and faith - and a slew of great books. His writing was vivid and gripping; words were a finely tuned instrument in his hands, and he played so many, so well. I've used his book on…

Life is Jazz

Dave Brubeck is my favorite jazz pianist. Some of his best-loved tunes are some of my favorite songs, of any genre. When Dave went to college, he couldn't read music. Because of that, he almost didn't graduate from the school of music. The dean told him, "You're a disgrace to the college." He only made…