An Old Friend Fell

An Old Friend Fell

I had an experience last week that got me thinking about how easy it is for us to take people for granted and assume they’ll always be around. And then one day, they suddenly and unexpectedly, are gone. On December 20, 2001 I was with my dad at 5:01 am when he took his last breath. […]

The Fly in Paterno’s Perfume

Few men have fallen as far and as fast as Joe Paterno. I suspect that’s because few men have risen to the heights he achieved. If you include his years as an assistant at Penn State he coached there for 62 years. He holds the record for most victories by a FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) […]

Tapping Blue Jays

Just the other day, while I was working in my home office, there was a blue jay on my roof, banging away on an unshelled peanut he’d taken from the bird feeder on the back deck. It was the sort of tapping that can’t be ignored, especially if you know the damage a jay’s beak […]

A Spiritual Experiment

I got the idea for The Jesus Experiment several years ago while writing a book based on the leadership style of Jesus. After completing the manuscript, I knew I had overlooked something significant. All of my research hadn’t turned up what I sensed was the most important piece of the puzzle.