A Lost Son

A Lost Son

One summer Judy went to the Columbus Zoo with some relatives and all four of our children. When the day was over, she walked out the gate and toward the parking lot. A friend asked her, “Where’s Justin?” In her haste to leave on time, she left Justin inside the park....
A Lost Sheep and Lost Coin

A Lost Sheep and Lost Coin

When I was growing up I collected and traded baseball cards. Living in southern Ohio during the 1970s, my favorite team was the Cincinnati Reds. I traded for some really good, valuable cards. I even had a Pete Rose rookie card, among others. I decided to hide these...
Radical Discipleship

Radical Discipleship

Two flight attendants were called into the cockpit of a small passenger jet. The captain told them that the jet would soon crash and they needed to hand out parachutes, but do so in an orderly manner. The first flight attendant gave the parachute to their first...
God’s Invitation

God’s Invitation

What is your favorite dinner? Though I enjoy many things, I’d say I would probably like pizza or Mexican the best. But I like all kinds of different foods.  Jesus’ parable of the ‘Great Banquet’ in Luke 14:16-24 is a story about God’s great salvation....
Why are people lost?

Why are people lost?

When I was growing up I played a game by myself. We had a finished basement and sometimes I would have all the lights on. Then at the top of the stairs I would turn the lights off, one-by-one, as I walked back to the back corner into my bedroom. Then I turned off my...