Updated Revision to Theo-Storying

I finally got around to revising Theo-Storying: Reflections on God, Narrative and Culture. I expanded one chapter, and added an entirely new chapter. The new chapter is on the use of stories for theological reflection. I also fixed a number of little errors from the earlier edition. Curiously, I was able to keep it the … Continue reading Updated Revision to Theo-Storying

The Curses— A Reflective Story

He was a man among men-- gone now or so they say. Some said he was sucked up in a gust of wind some said he was taken off by horses into the clouds. That would have been amazing to see. It is sad that he is gone. I resisted the idols, the groves, the … Continue reading The Curses— A Reflective Story

Solomon’s Second Dream (a speculative story)

In Gibeon Solomon had his first dream. As he slept, God appeared to him, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.” Solomon replied, “… Now, O Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how … Continue reading Solomon’s Second Dream (a speculative story)


The Woodcarver saw it under a pile of premium woods to be turned into wooden utensils, statues, and a variety of tchotchkes for tourists. The pieces of wood always had character to them--- gnarled branches, hollow logs, and even stumps with roots. But one caught his attention. Perhaps it is a bad choice. It was … Continue reading Jonah

Developing a Theology of Death

Let's just face facts for a moment. EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS ARE UNCOMFORTABLE WITH DEATH Isn't that a crazy thought? We embrace a future and hopeful orientation. How could such an outlook ignore perhaps the most important milestone that each of us go through in the path into the future-- death?  Let me give a few anecdotal … Continue reading Developing a Theology of Death