Following is an excerpt of an e-mail I wrote to a friend this morning. I’ve altered it a bit to protect the privacy of others. As far as my life goes… sorry if I’ve been running a bit silent. The fact is that I have never been so overwhelmed in my life. And it doesn’t […]

In the Land of Broken Words

A few months ago, I wrote a song called “In the land of broken toys”, reminiscent of the rejects portrayed in the claymation film “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”. A land of broken toys is a very plausible fiction for anyone who knows more than a few children personally. Children break toys. It’s a fact. Maybe […]


If I’m going to write a post about Communion (or the Lord’s Supper) I have to start with a confession, and repentance. It has been my responsibility, as a pastor, to make sure that the people who worship with The Core have the regular experience of Communion… the bread and the cup. In The Core’s […]


You say you’re omniscient. You say there’s nothing that escapes your notice… nothing you cannot understand. At one point maybe you decided there were a few things outside your experience, so you came down and did that, too. Now we’re supposed to find complete comfort in the totality of your purview… that no matter what […]