Is the breakdown of the family the cause of societal collapse? – Relationships: Family, Part 1

Some of our favorite television shows of all time are about families.  Did you watch Father Knows Best?  Leave it to Beaver?  The Brady Bunch?  When Michelle and I were young parents, we loved Parenthood about the Braverman family, led by parents Zeke and Camille and their four adult children and many grandkids, who allContinue reading “Is the breakdown of the family the cause of societal collapse? – Relationships: Family, Part 1”

Throwing light on the shadow side of lawn care – Current Events: A Theology of Lawn Care, Part 5

When I refer to the shadow side of the Great American Lawn, I don’t mean the grass that is growing in the shade of a tree.  When I say “shadow side,” I’m referring to the possibility that lawns of grass might not always be a good thing.  Who gets to decide that freshly clipped grassContinue reading “Throwing light on the shadow side of lawn care – Current Events: A Theology of Lawn Care, Part 5”

Who is the authority in a world where we don’t know who to trust? – Ezekiel 13, Part 2

Do you watch the news or read articles online and wonder, “Who is right? Who can I trust?” If you’re like me, you’ve probably had conversations about Covid and treatment options, and your conversation partners were adamant about their views. But as you listened to them promoting one view or the other, you thought toContinue reading “Who is the authority in a world where we don’t know who to trust? – Ezekiel 13, Part 2”