Fearless Questions

Following our Questions to Freedom

Open Q&A Coffeehouse

If you live in or nearby Fishers, Indiana then THIS SUNDAY NIGHT Aug. 20th Grab a friend or come by yourself to The Well Coffeehouse in Fishers from 6:30-8pm for an open Q & A conversation about Faith, God, and Life. We all need places to go where our questions about life are treated kindly […]

Bernie Sanders Has Something to Say

Have you watched this exchange between Senator Bernie Sanders and deputy budget director nominee Russell Vought?  I think you should.  And try to observe what’s really happening…not just what fits your preconceived narrative. Many are decrying the idea of Sanders invoking a religious test for an elected official as illegal.  Others are suggesting that while […]

The Battle of a Marine that We All Face

Have you watched any of the reality survival shows on television recently?  While there are shows like The Amazing Race that I think I’d enjoy participating in, I can assure you of my insufficient ability to catch, kill and eat wild animals to survive on the more intense shows…(read: If it’s not at the Piggly Wiggly […]

Security Cameras and Companions

We are sitting around the living room.  Five men of different ages…brought together by a common friend who had high hopes of us becoming a band of brothers in the Christian life.  I only knew two of the guys well.  One I was acquainted with…one a complete stranger. Our well meaning friend, fresh off a […]

You Alright? (A little Encouragement for Parents of Teenagers)

It’s hard to find the parent of a teenager who hasn’t felt the frustration of asking your son or daughter how their day at school was…only to be answered with the dreaded one-word answer:  ‘Fine’. “Fine, good? or Fine, bad?” we ask.  “Just…whatever…I don’t know…fine.”  It’s not that we don’t understand…after all…we often give the […]

Lost in Translation

Between appointments yesterday I made a quick drive to a local shopping mall where I would return a new set of lacrosse pads that didn’t quite fit my son as expected.  Crowds, Consumerism and Food Courts!  Having turned the corner around Halloween, we’ve just launched into high season of shopping mall madness. I managed to […]

Spiritual Conversations and Pancakes on the Ceiling

If you fancy yourself as someone interested in spiritual things (not an expert…just interested), then at some point you probably remember finding yourself in a conversation with someone of a different worldview than you offering a new quote or fact that you feel certain is undermining the validity of your faith and belief system.  It’s […]

My Deepest Question for God

I’ve spent years studying theology. Read more books than I could ever remember. I’ve served people around the world. And I’ve sat with untold numbers of people as they wrestle through their life’s complications and unknowings. All along the way, I’ve tried to tell people that God loved them. Told them that there is redemption […]

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 […]