On August 7 Karen and I celebrated our 39th anniversary. Those of you familiar with my book The Mystery of Marriage will know that when I first met my wife-to-be, I was seriously considering entering a monastery.
The tag line on the home page of my website reads “Purveyor of Fine Sentences.”
One of my favorite writers, Frederick Buechner, turned 95 on July 11. If you don’t know his writing, you’re missing one of the great Christian minds, hearts, and pens of our time.
Reading the Song of Songs lately, I began to ponder why, in this short book, one verse is repeated three times.
I once counseled a young man whose problem was that he felt distant from God. We talked about many things in his life, and one of those things was sex.
Two men in the Old Testament went to Heaven without dying: Enoch and Elijah. Elijah went up in a fiery chariot, but how about Enoch? He walked into Heaven. Here is his story.
To a friend who wrote to me asking for advice about insomnia, I sent the following reply:
Nobody was very surprised when the Baby Party came to power. For decades the Babies had been steadily gaining inroads until finally, thanks to a series of scandals that rocked the Children’s Party (not to mention the absence of public trust in any politician over the age of five), the day arrived when the Babies easily swept the polls.
In the First Sanctuary, or Holy Place, of the Old Testament Temple there were three pieces of furniture: the Altar of Incense, the Menorah, and the Table of Showbread.
When the disciples landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread. –John 21:9