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Looking for the God-created soul in people, places, things, and life in general.

Ancient Art

The cross is one of the most studied subjects in the art world. I have long been fascinated by how a device once used to torture and subjugate people is now often considered art. This photograph is of only one of many pieces of art featuring the cross I saw at a...

What Would the Third Most Important Person in History Do?

Most lists include Jesus as the third most important person in human history. Third! Have they never watched “Talhedega Nights”? And no, the two finishing in front of Jesus are not the other Persons in the Trinity. But seriously, Muhammad and Isaac Newton nose Jesus...

The Imago Dei

Where do I most often see God? In people. Their lives, their stories, the beautiful and the ugly.  The imago dei. God’s breathed image in each of us, even in its current tarnished state. Without this human element (our stories), art and poetry and music and theology...

With These Two Hands, I'll Change the World

With These Two Hands If you look close, you can often catch joy and sadness walking hand in hand. I did anyway while on a ten-day mission trip in Guatemala. At a school in Xela, our team played crazy games like Zombie Tag, where the kids laughed and ran and mumbled,...

Extreme Sport: Walking in Guatemala

Walking in Guatemala should be considered an extreme sport. Except extreme sports aren’t nearly as life threatening. Every time I stepped into the street this last week while in Xela (aka Quetzaltenango), Guatemala on a mission trip, my life flashed before my...

Looking for a New Restaurant? Try God's Kitchen

As a kid I didn’t have time for food, except peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, hamburgers, and an oatmeal-like breakfast cereal I called “Cooked Bird.” I liked it because it had a funny bird on the box. Eating got in the way of playing. But my mom worried. So, the...

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