How Much Do You Care?

Last weekend, I attended the Christian Life and Ministry Conference presented by the Penn-Jersey District of The Wesleyan Church.  The theme was Creating a Culture of Caring.  Culture implies a way of thinking, knowing, believing, valuing and behaving characterized by society. During the opening rally, Dr. Benji Kelley did a compare and contrast of “loving fathers” and “older sons” based on…

“Bodies Revealed” Reveals: Inside We’re All the Same

Earlier this month I visit the world’s most popular museum exhibition, Bodies Revealed.  According to The Year of the Human Body web-site, presented by St. Luke’s University Health Network, “The world-renowned Bodies Revealed exhibition – which has been seen by more than 15 million people of all ages – provides visitors a mesmerizing three-dimensional tour of the human body that otherwise…

Madeleine Albright Lecture Offers Insight

Last week I attended part of a lecture series on cultural understanding and tolerance at Lehigh University.  The speaker was the esteemed Former Secretary of State of the United States, Dr. Madeleine K. Albright.  The surrounding was academic, her tone congenial, her theme: Truth. Albright told the audience of students and community members, “You will be asked in your life…

Spiritual Growth in a Dormant Month

Well, we are just about halfway through winter.  It’s almost six full weeks since the Winter Solstice (the time when the sun reaches its southernmost point, directly over the Tropic of Capricorn) and less than seven weeks until the Vernal Equinox (when the sun crosses the equator going northward).  Where you are positioned on the globe determines how much sun you are getting.…

Best Reads, Tunes, Movies and Show of 2012

Books and entertainment help shape our beliefs and life.  I’m sharing my favorites of this past year with you and hope that you choose your influences wisely in 2013.  I recommend contemporary and classic works, both fiction and non-fiction.  Reply with a comment to make a suggestion for me! Books The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, 1942. The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard…

National Bible Week

The week of Thanksgiving is also National Bible Week, the signature event of the National Bible Association. It has been celebrated every year since 1941. The first National Bible Week, scheduled for December 8-14, 1941, was kicked-off with an NBC radio program. A huge audience listened to the broadcast, Pearl Harbor having been bombed just hours before. According to their website,…

Pomegranates: Rich in Antioxidants… and Symbolism

I am seeing God’s pointing to symbols as never before!  Earlier this week, I posted about the growing popularity of almonds and how they are actually a holy symbol.  As promised, I am reporting on my findings regarding the pomegranate.  This is a another food that has emerged in contemporary culture, touting great health benefits.  There are a large number…