John 1:14 (NIV) – “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son (Jesus), who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”   Commenting on this passage, Tim Keller writes, “Truth without love is harshness; it gives us information but in such a way that we cannot really hear it. Love without truth is sentimentality; it supports and affirms us but keeps us in denial about our flaws.”   In case you miss Pastor Keller’s point, let me break it down:   1. If you are ALL TRUTH and NORead More →

This past week I attended the Christian Home Educators of Colorado (CHEC) annual Homeschool Conference as a first-time attendee.  Lisa and I have been homeschooling for 3 years now but have never taken the time to attend such a conference; what a mistake!  I registered for the conference with the mindset that I would learn additional teaching tricks with which I could better grasp the nine and eleven year old minds I am responsible for filling.    Or, I might find that miracle writing curriculum that would instantaneously transform my elementary writers into Plato, Shakespeare, or C.S. Lewis.  On both accounts I struck out.  I didn’tRead More →

In the late 1920’s, my great grandmother quit her job as a nurse at Swedish hospital in Englewood, CO to mother her young child while my great grandfather traveled the country building grain silos for the government. During that same period and through the 1930’s, she voluntarily constructed a small tent city in the land behind her house to quarantine and care-for dozens of TB patients in Englewood and South Denver. MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER IS A FEMINIST! In 1942, my grandmother began working as a recruitment clerk for the U.S. War Department office in Littleton, CO while my grandfather served overseas as a bomber tail-gunner.Read More →