Listening

Today I went to an event about “Design Thinking” and it’s application to ministry with college students. ( You can find out some information about design thinking, here , and the speaker, here). Different people have a different number of steps but simply put design thinking involves: Understanding the problem, empathize Define the problem Generate ideas, […]

Gender non conforming people. In the Bible?!

It is always a problem for people who are not “something” to write about that “something”. I am not a transgender person and so I write about this with trepidation. However, I am not writing to explain what it means to be trans. I have no business doing that. But I can enter the conversation […]

Alt- Empire

A sermon delivered August 27, 2017 at Parkwood Presbyterian Church, Jenison MI. I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, […]

Personal responsibility

These days one of the phrases that is popular these days is “Personal Responsibility”. Often it is used in discussions about health care. For example, this Tweet from Mike Pence: Mike Pence‏Verified account @mike_pence  Jun 24 Before summer’s out, we’ll repeal/replace Obamacare w/ system based on personal responsibility, free-market competition & state-based reform Now I’m all for […]