Oh, Very Young

Cat Stevens, A.K.A. Yusaf Islam, the 70s singer/songwriter who converted to the Muslim religion after a near-drowning accident, had a way with a musical phrase. One of his most plaintive …

People > Projects

It’s done. The recording project started four years ago—putting the book of Revelation to song—has moved from our hands into others’ who will refine, polish, and package it until it …

Love Babies

She doesn’t even know my name, but Eden Snell lights up my life. Born to Pastor Nick and his wife Deanne, who happens to be my office manager, she’s the …

Spiritual Perfectionism

I’ve heard that the wise old owls at the American Psychiatric Association who revamp the diagnostic manual every ten years have considered a diagnosis of “perfectionism.” What do you think? …

God’s Love and My Flawed Marriage

My friend Harold called me about a month ago, asking, “Can you come speak on marriage at our church retreat? We have so many couples in crisis!” Hummmm, I thought. …

Intentional Dating

For many years I’ve actively advocated for sexual purity. Experiencing sexual love both the world’s way and God’s way turned me into a riotous supporter of God’s kind of romance. …

The Breathtaking Body

For a week in August the Montana mountains took my breath away, but the time came to leave paradise. The flight out of Bozeman connected in Salt Lake City, home …