July 2015

 
31 Jul 2015, in Community, Life

#NoogaStrong: Terrorism and the Church

Two weeks ago Chattanooga, TN made the national news as four Marines and one Navy sailor were shot and killed by Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez who opened fire on a military recruiting center and then a naval reserve center. As a Chattanoogan and an American, it...
26 Jul 2015, in Church, Culture

Fluent in Friendliness

My wife, daughter and sister in law were driving cross country, from Virginia to Oregon. On Sabbath, they had to stop in the state of _______ and decided to attend church there. They pulled in with their U-Haul truck, also towing a car. Nothing says...
15 Jul 2015, in Adventist Culture, Culture

Selma and San Antonio

I wonder what the dust would feel like.  If one would have stood just outside the blast radius, arriving at the scene moments after the explosion, what would it be like to breathe in that cloud of swirling debris?  What strength would pulse through one...
14 Jul 2015, in Adventism, His Church

You’re Not Too Good for The Church

Every family has that one embarrassing member. Well, every family has at least one embarrassing member. -- A sister who snorts when she laughs and seems to laugh more than any normal person should. -- The uncle who has that terrible facial condition known as Unconscious Glare....
03 Jul 2015, in God, Life

I Want to Be Wrong About God

We have a greater need to desire God than to deconstruct Him. I woke up with a strange prayer pouring out of my lips, “God, I pray You’re not who I think You are.” Before I could rightly wrap my mind around what the Spirit...