• What Groucho Marx, Heavenly Sandpaper and Bonhoeffer have in common

    Groucho Marx said he wouldn’t want to have anything to do with a club that would have him as a member. An elder of my church told me this morning that he believes each member is empowered to go to a brother/sister and say, “Look, I’ve heard rumors that I want to ask you about.”…


  • Drudgery

    I whispered, “Yes, yes,” to when I read Oswald Chamber’s words this morning for February 19. See if you say yes, yes to this thought on drudgery. “Durdgery is one of the finest tests to determine the genuineness of our character. Durdgery is work that is far removed from anything we think of as ideal…


  • Waffle House

    continued from 2/2/04 post… So John Mark and I met at Waffle House to talk about what we’d write about the book’s topic: baptism. I came prepared with a ball point and a syrupy napkin to write my thoughts on. John Mark had a full outline. We used his outline, not my napkin, to start…


  • LIVE worship recording in Abilene

    If you live in or near Abilene, Texas, don’t miss this opportunity to participate in a live worship recording at the historic Paramount Theatre in Abilene February 23. www.zoegroup.org


  • Speaking of controversial books…

    John Mark Hicks is a good friend and former professor of mine at Harding Graduate School of Religion in Memphis. Nearly two years ago we sat down for lunch and he said, “I’ve been thinking about writing a book, and it might be controversial. Would you like to write it with me?” I choked on…