The Imago Dei and Neanderthals

Several weeks ago, Judy, a woman in one of my churches,  sent me a questions via Facebook:  "If humans were created in the image of God, then where do Neanderthals fit in?" I'm not going to lie--these sorts of questions are terrifying to pastors. No matter how we answer them, there is going to be... Continue Reading →

When Did We See You In Prison?

The question was posed nonchalantly, but suddenly a vision (actually, a memory) hit me hard and took my breath away.  I saw "Joe's" face, sad and glum, tired and weary looking at us from behind a plexiglass window.  Three of us huddled around a telephone.  Joe picked up his phone on the other side of... Continue Reading →

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