Do you ever feel like Albert Schatz?

There's no denying it; I'm middle-aged. Even though I may not always feel like it, or act like it (so my wife would say), the calendar does not lie. That leads me to look back at what I've done for more than 5 decades -- and look ahead to (I hope) decades more. What have…

Learning from our mistakes

Today our youngest turns 21. With all of our children now in the "adult" category (whatever that means), I can certainly look back at things I would have done differently. I might be tempted to say -- as some have said throughout history: Mistakes were made. While that's true, it's not true enough. I made…

Ephesians 5: Submission, Slavery, & Siblings

Last year, I did a 2-month interim preaching gig for a nearby church. I decided to use our time together by walking through Ephesians. Using a tree as a metaphor, I started by talking about our foundations - the roots of our faith, as found in the first 2 chapters of Ephesians. We then went…