Fearless Questions

Following our Questions to Freedom

An Autumn Prayer

So often I feel myself fighting against the force of nature around me…relationally and physically. I see the things I want to accomplish in life and I angst as the leaves change colors before my vision is realized.  I see the rows of corn being taken down by farmers before I have seen the relational […]

Finding Hope in a Political Storm

How are you feeling today, now more than 24 hours removed from the first head to head political debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump?  Energized with fresh hope for a healthy and unified move forward in America? Yeah…not a lot of that going around. Sometimes we try and laugh about it all so that […]

How Me and Lloyd Dobler Network

Have you ever had one of those evenings out in public that everything you did seemed to be one step more clumsy and embarrassing than the last? That was my story this past weekend. I was at a writers conference in Franklin, TN where a number of fairly well-known writers and speakers would be attending […]

Surprised by Tears

I was sitting with a number of men a few weeks ago discussing a Bible passage from Romans chapter 8. These guys are quite bright and have given this particular section of Scripture a great deal of thought and reflection. Hanging-out primarily on the first few verses of the passage, we were reminded of the […]

Suicide Bomber, Terrorist, Boy of Extraordinary Courage

‘Uncle, uncle, uncle…help me!’  are the words cried out by the alleged terrorist Hussain as the 15 year old is carried away by authorities. ‘Iraq stops would-be child bomber for ISIS’ was the headline CNN ran a couple weeks ago. “The Story the Media Didn’t Show You” was the article that I saw on my […]

How We Talk: LGBT, Science and Truth

If you live in America and have turned on the news at any point this past year, you’ve probably heard the noise of a national debate over LGBT issues of equality and related social policies. Like so many arguments in life, there seem to be two sides to the battle with both groups believing that […]

Youth Worker Warning Lights

Do you remember that car you really loved?  It wasn’t brand new…wasn’t particularly impressive…but it just had a vibe you fell in love with.  You knew all of it’s idiosyncrasies well…the paint scraped off the rear bumper, the passenger door that only opens from the inside, the check engine light that was permanently on, and […]

What Was I Thinking?

Have you ever had one of those moments that you look back on and say “What was I thinking?”.  Those ideas or words you thought to say that at the time seemed like such a good idea. My life is full of these. Within the spectrum of the ‘what was I thinking’ category there are, […]

Anger, Confusion & Compassion

Anger, Confusion & Compassion Reflections on the Syrian Refugee Crisis Are we all done now? It’s what we might say to a couple of toddlers screaming at each other when they can’t get the other to do what they want. I’d like to scream this from the moral high ground for all to hear.  Sadly, […]

Ping Pong & Awkward Conversations

So let me just admit it…I really enjoy playing Table Tennis…always have. Some of you may prefer the name ‘Ping Pong’.  I can appreciate that. It’s certainly a catchier name and sounds like something that anyone can play.  At first mention I think it’s what most of us remember…just knocking the ball around.  As a […]