The Proposal

My son Zack recently got engaged. He prayed and planned, dreamed and schemed, and finally popped the question in a very romantic and creative fashion.    Marital customs are very different today than they were in the 1st century.    The path that led down the isle would begin with two fathers talking about a […]

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The Ancient Roots of the Lord’s Supper

Today at sundown the Jewish people will begin to celebrate Passover. As you probably know, Passover comemorates God’s intervention and their release from slavery in Egypt. According to Exodus 12, the tenth plague was the most horrific. The eldest child in every family would die unless a lamb was killed and its blood was brushed […]

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The Story of St. Patrick

Imagine being kidnapped as a teenager. You are taken far from home to a land where you don’t understand the culture or even speak the language.  You’re sold to a man and taken to his home. And through a series of gestures, grunts, and pictures you finally realize you will be spending most of the […]

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My Mentor on Investment

When I was charting out this series it was difficult to pick out only a handful of topics because Jim has taught me so many things over the years. Taught isn’t even the right word. He invested in me. Jim did not consider himself a dispenser of wisdom. He was simply an Everyday Pilgrim…an ordinary […]

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My Mentor on Life Long Learning

  There are only a handful of vocations where the payscale is tiered to reward education. Ministry is not typically one of them. But Jim was a consistent voice of encouragement to always be a learner. Whether it was in the formal sense of pursuing graduate degrees or informally with conferences, workshops, and seminars. I […]

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