An everyday conversation about faith, culture and life
February 21st 2017
On Sunday mornings, one of my roles is “making breakfast” for our two youngest; our boys ages nine and eleven. I’d love to tell you how challenging it is, but lying is not a great idea in a faith-based column.
Let’s go full disclosure: I heat the oven to 375 or 400 degrees, drop some cinnamon rolls or biscuits (yes, canned) in there and in a few minutes, Boom! I’ve made breakfast.
February 14th 2017
As one who looks at life in sports analogies far too often (just ask my children about my numerous attempts to communicate life’s truths through what they call, #anotherdadgolfstory), I can’t help but look at Jesus and try to find a powerful—perhaps sports-filled—analogy to explain his interaction with the centurion in Matthew 8 (also Luke 7).
In theological terms, Jesus “affirms” the centurion’s faith after the soldier asks Jesus to heal his servant. But “affirm” doesn’t get it for me. This is so much more than simply “affirming;” or as one commentator wrote, “approval.”
“Affirming” means a pat on the back. “Approval” is a pious nodding of the head.
Nope. This is Jesus’ version of a spiritual high-five. It’s spiking the football. Raising two fists in the air and saying, “YES!”
February 9th 2017
The science is becoming so clear, it is beyond amazing.
For a moment, forget the pro-life, pro-choice debate and take this in; a 20-week-old pre-born child on ultrasound. The baby grabs its own umbilical cord in what is nothing short of a startlingly transparent view of what life was like for all of us just halfway between conception and birth.
February 9th 2017
The words "Fake News" get tossed around so much these days, I've become immune. As one who went to school to become a reporter, it's frustrating, yes. But Fake News is as old as the republic.
We can whine and whimper if "fake news" seeks to threaten our viewpoint, or we can counter with the truth.
My column today at Pregnancy Help News gives a solution for the fake news malady. Take a look at let me know your thoughts.
As always, email me at kirk(at)kirkwalden.com or offer a tweet: I'm @KirkWalden.
February 6th 2017
If we’re going to find a true First Century Faith we’ve got to find the big “firsts.” This week, let’s look at the first (recorded) words of Jesus and what was perhaps his difficult moment with Mary and Joseph.
We know the story. Jesus and his family go to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover and on the way back, Mary and Joseph think Jesus is in the traveling caravan somewhere. But he isn’t.
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