Category Archives: Random Thinking

Bonhoeffer on the Kingdom of God and Self

Doing research tonight and I was reading about the German Confessing Church during the Nazi regime of the 1930's and 40's. Of course, I ran across Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German Christian, Pastor, and philosopher who opposed the Nazi regime on the basis of Christian fidelity. Here are some quotes that challenged me deeply:  “Jesus Christ… Continue Reading

I Am Haunted By Waters

"Like many fly fishermen in western Montana where the summer days are almost Arctic in length, I often do not start fishing until the cool of the evening. Then in the Arctic half-light of the canyon, all existence fades to a being with my soul and memories and the sounds of the Big Blackfoot River… Continue Reading

I am thankful to God for . . .

His grace, love, and mercy. My amazing, talented, beautiful wife. My children. They are my heart. My church. What a privilege it is to pastor at Gateway. My mother, father, sister, and extended family. Friends. Daily bread and provision. Good memories. Beauty all around me. Hope. The times we live in. Redemption. Good coffee and… Continue Reading

How Republicans Can Win the 2012 Elections

With the sweeping victory by Republicans over Democrats yesterday in the congressional races, all eyes now turn to 2012 and the presidential and congressional elections. Don't you wish that political parties would actually focus on governing instead of just positioning themselves to win elections and amass more power for themselves?  But, everything is about power… Continue Reading