Entries by Bob

One year later and the problem with #MeToo

It is shameful that we have a #MeToo movement. Not that women suddenly feel empowered to share their experiences of victimization, but that it is even necessary. Women have not felt and still don’t in many cases, the ability to talk about instances of sexual harassment they’ve encountered. This is shameful. Men in positions of […]

Google Maps, Pride and Confession

  Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. – James 5.16   If I am sincere, I don’t like to ask for directions. I will ask for directions before I leave, use Google Maps or some other App, but once I am on the […]

America, Fireworks and Jesus

I grew up during the Cold War. Tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union were high as each side vied for the upper hand around the globe. In a frantic effort to keep the other side from ‘winning,’ conflicts and wars would begin to stem the tide of Communism or to stop Democracy […]

The Walk

Country music has a way of telling stories that speak to me. Maybe it’s because I grew up in Western Montana near the dirt. Perhaps it’s because I’m a sucker for simple, relatable sentiments. I don’t know what it is, and I guess it doesn’t really matter. Some songs touch me deeply. One of those […]

The Beauty of Deconstruction

  READ   Luke 24:13-35 New International Version (NIV) On the Road to Emmaus 13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles[a] from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and […]

Easter and the Reckless Jesus

The picture of Jesus riding into Jerusalem, riding on a donkey is a bit ridiculous. Think about it. Rulers didn’t ride donkeys. They had war horses. They used chariots. The had jewel-encrusted thrones, carried by minions. Anyone expecting Jesus to be the King would expect more. Some may have seen it for what it was, […]

Weinstein, groping, Alabama and the tip of the iceberg

I remember back in the 90’s, Bill Clinton behaved badly. He did so as a married man, in the Whitehouse, with an intern. If that is not exploiting power, I don’t know what is. He lied about it, and people said it didn’t affect his ability to run the country. I begged to differ. Character […]

It’s ok to HATE!

Phoenix just hosted President Donald Trump.  For many, this was an opportunity to support their president and the agendas they want to see fulfilled. To his supporters, Trump is a straight-talking-swamp draining-establishment shaking-America first leader. For others, it was an opportunity to express their displeasure in his leadership. To many of his detractors, he is […]

You gotta fight, for your right…

We are taught at an early age we have to fight for what we want.  “It’s a dog eat dog world,” “fight for what you believe in.”  Our country was born out of fighting.  It is in our blood. We love a good fight. Just look at attorney adds. “It’s my money; I need it […]

Migraines, refrigerators and God

I believe in God.  No shocker there.  Many people believe in God. Belief in a being that exists outside of time and space isn’t a real stretch for many.  For others, it can be downright impossible.  Believing in God is one thing.  Trusting in God is an entirely different matter. I can believe that God is there like I believe the refrigerator […]