Friday, April 19, 2024

Change transforms us

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Since my early teen years, I’ve harbored a more than mild interest in our feathered friends. My ninth-grade teacher had a remarkable love of...

Preserving unity, pursuing the mission

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Churches are often confronted with tough situations and agonizing decisions. Opinions and preferences clash. Feelings arise. Conflicts emerge, and we struggle to resolve them....

How’s the connection?

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One summer during my early teens our church vacation Bible school organizers recruited me to modernize our VBS program using a computer, projector and...

The digital soul

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I love dystopian novels, from Dune to Ready Player One to other titles not as well known. While dystopian novels can challenge readers to...

Virtual worship

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Some of my favorite YouTube videos are clips originally broadcast on network TV in 1995, the year the internet became widely available. The internet...

Who inspires you?

When my family moved from Colorado to Bakersfield, Calif., in early 2016, I knew one person who had grown up there. Rachel had been...

The place we’ve never been

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It was early 2007 and our son and daughter were strapped into their booster seats in the back of the minivan. My wife was...

Comings and goings

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Students at Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary have unique call stories, hopes and fears related to their studies and dreams beyond their course work. I...