The Lie of the Lure

The Lie of the Lure

The best fishing season is fast approaching and the newest tool in the fisherman’s tacklebox of tricks is the Whopper Plopper. Designed to deceive, it is a carefully colored and crafted lure with a tail spinner that churns the water as it spins–its most...
The Gift of Fathers

The Gift of Fathers

Since we have been thinking about fathers recently, Cheryl and I wanted to share a chapter from our upcoming book, Raising Kids for Tomorrow’s World:  12 Keys to Preserving the Faith. This book was written with small fellowship groups in mind. Each chapter...
What is the Truth About Truth?

What is the Truth About Truth?

Truth is getting a lot of attention these days. We commonly hear the phrases, “my truth” and “your truth.” What is truth? How is it measured? How do we know we are believing something that is really true? According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, truth is “the body of...
Table Training for Deliberative Democracy

Table Training for Deliberative Democracy

During the 1960s, I was blessed to be part of family gatherings around the large Victorian dinner table on my grandparents’ dairy farm, documented by one of my cousins with the latest, greatest Polaroid camera. At the time, I did not realize I was being schooled in...