I’m 63 Today

For the next 364 days when I take the platform at a speaking engagement, after an introduction, I’ll sometimes say, “I’m 63 today.” The audience will break out in applause, some will shout out a, “Happy Birthday,” and who knows, a band may strike up the Happy Birthday song and everyone will join in singing […]

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.

The Day I Learned to Fear God

The Northwest boasts some of the most beautiful country in the world. Primeval forests form a soaring cathedral over the hills. Sheer cliffs stand hundreds of feet above the ocean. Giant black rocks form surreal towers that rise over the ocean surface, seagulls resting on the black monoliths look like specks of dandruff. Trees, battered […]