In part 1 of my series, I shared a story involving two of my former students, one an agnostic young woman, the other a young Islamic man from Pakistan, and how we experienced a rare and profound moment of transcending our differences to discover each other’s humanity.Read More »
“My mom died when I was 3 and a half” a nine-year old girl told me.
“Do you remember your mom?,” I asked.Read More »
Yes, many times. A prompting may come as I read Scripture, or it may come out of the blue in the form of a sense or nudge. Typically, I don't have to pour much thought into what God is calling me to do. Sometimes I'd rather pull a Jonah though …Read More »
Is it possible to transcend one’s personal beliefs and opinions, and to what end?
In a series of posts, based on a paper I presented recently at the Pacific Northwest regional meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (May 11, Concordia University Portland), titled “Ways of Believing,” I will address this question.Read More »
Born and raised in the Christian faith, I have never changed religions. When I was an infant, my parents had me baptized at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Coeur d'Alene.Read More »
“What do you want people to say?,” a friend asked after I shared my reluctance to go places with my 2-year-old son. Her question continues to bother me and only recently have I understood the reason. Here's the scenario. A tumor condition, a missing portion of skull bone, multiple surgeries, …Read More »