The Wisdom of Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer was a genius. He was a profound theologian, a talented organist, a brilliant scientist, and a deeply empathetic physician. He wrote a book which changed the whole direction of biblical studies and theology (The Quest of the Historical Jesus). He was a gifted musician who wrote the definitive… Continue reading

A Message for Graduates…and All the Rest of Us

[When I was pastor of the Wabash Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) I wrote this article on July 7, 1993, for the church newsletter. I wish so much that someone had given me a message like this when I graduated from high school and college—and to be honest, from seminary… Continue reading

Hebrews 11: 32-38 “Faith’s Reasons and Wounds”

An impressive television preacher equates faith with positive thinking and promises happiness, success, wealth, and health to those who live by his formula.  A faith healer explains to a family which has just lost a mother that if she had just had enough faith, she would have lived. A business… Continue reading