Early Lessons In Empathy

Early Lessons In Empathy

My family, circa 1940. I had yet to be born. Each of us experiences childhood in unique ways, for each soul is unique.  If believers allow these formative experiences to teach us, we may use these lessons learned as we walk with Him.  I often reflect on my...

The Two Redemptions of Vincent van Gogh

The Two Redemptions of Vincent van Gogh

Throughout his short life, Vincent van Gogh experienced obstacle after obstacle as he pursued his two passions – Christian ministry and art.  Rejecting the rigid conventions of both the church and art establishments, van Gogh followed his own muse.

On P.F. Sloan’s ‘Eve of Destruction’

On P.F. Sloan’s ‘Eve of Destruction’

In Acts, chapter 17, Paul addresses the Athenians.  Speaking of God, he says: “‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’  As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’” Surprisingly, Paul is actually quoting two pagan poets in that...

Art and the Believer

Art and the Believer

From the earliest times, mankind has found self-expression in the arts.  On a practical level, we see creativity in our bridges, buildings, and skyscrapers.  These are often the result of beautifully envisioned and highly imaginative architectural...

My Sister Linda and Pornography

My Sister Linda and Pornography

“It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret,” says Paul in his letter to the Ephesians.  With that in mind, I will take care in what I write. The “sexual revolution” of the 1960s produced a culture radically different from that of a few years...