July 25, 2012

An Introduction to Bedford Ideas

July 26, 2012

The Ingredients of Hope

Cornelius Plantinga, in his book Engaging God’s World quotes Lewis Smedes concerning the anatomy of hope. Plantinga writes, “According to Smedes…genuine hope always combines imagination, faith, […]
August 8, 2012

Fight for Your Neighbor

In our culture, I hear much lament for lack of love for neighbor and I hear criticisms of neighbors, and in this election year I hear […]
August 19, 2012

The Art of Weeping

  For whatever reason, I have found myself crying a lot lately. Sometimes, this is due to sadness, at other times, I am exhausted and emotion […]
August 31, 2012

Don’t Should on Yourself

I should have just walked away from that mess. And if I am honest, I should have never eaten that second cookie. And I should have […]
September 23, 2012

Redefining Love

  When is the first time you remember really meaning the phrase, “I love you.”? I don’t want to put the focus on the first time […]
October 5, 2012

A Grace Focus on Social Change

Since people caused the strife on the earth today, repentant people should, in theory, have a redemptive effect on the earth as well. There is hunger, […]
October 21, 2012

A Mid Life Crisis Moment

The other day, I was standing in front of the mirror and my daughter came up behind me. At first she just stood there all quiet […]
November 5, 2012

Monday Memos

  Ok…going to try a new series here and hopefully you like it. The idea is rather simple: 4-5 notes or memos to keep in mind […]