What to do with a broken relationship

On the heels of my recent post on Radical reconciliation, I stumbled on an interesting post by Pastor Mark Daniels, a favorite blogger who writes at Better Living. Mark links to a helpful, downloadable booklet he found at the Radio Bible Class titled What do you do with a broken relationship? You ... Continue reading

Mark Daniels on character and hope-shifting

I always look to Pastor Mark Daniels at Better Living for good thinking on a variety of subjects. Here are some things Mark blogged about this week.In "It's Character, Stupid", Mark offers an historian's perspective on what to look for in a presidential candidate: "I claim not to have ... Continue reading

A call for civility

American politics has become increasingly virulent in recent years. As we've grown used to talking about Red and Blue States, it seems the language of politics, the give and take debate on issues, has become more and more aggressive, angry and divisive.Opponents hurl insults at each other and ... Continue reading

Virginia Tech and suffering

Many of us are at a loss for words after the senseless wickedness of an angry young man killing 32 innocent students at Virginia Tech. There will be time for reflection and analysis later. For now, we should pray for the injured and the grieving.In the final hours of His life, Jesus gave this ... Continue reading

Gerald Ford: Liberty and responsibility

The imperial presidency of Richard Nixon was indeed a "long, national nightmare," in the words of Gerald Ford, a president who was not Nixon's equal when it came to grand, political vision, but was his superior in humility and patriotic respect for America and the constitutional institutions that ... Continue reading

No batteries required

The clock is ticking down, Christmas is less than two weeks away and I haven't finished my shopping. Christmas gifts are on my mind.But Mark Daniels has been thinking about gifts that don't wear out or max out your credit or go out of style — spiritual gifts. Each day during Advent, Mark is ... Continue reading


It's time to browse an eclectic mix of posts from other bloggers, beginning with Ben Witherington, the New Testament scholar and jazz aficionado, who has penned a nice retrospective on jazz great John Coltrane: A very long time ago, 80 years, an African American was born in Hamlet, North Carolina, ... Continue reading


One of the benefits of the blogging phenomenon is that you are always just a click away from something really good. Here are a few of the posts from other bloggers that I've been reading this week. The Rev. Mark Daniels at Better Living is always worth reading. Mark's interests range from history to ... Continue reading