Category: Faith

Sermons, resources, conference recaps, book reviews, and reflections on faith

The Hamster Wheel

I never understood the hamster wheel. If I were a hamster, I’d spend all day running around those plastic tube mazes.  I was always fascinated by them.  When I was a kid, I wanted to own a hamster just so I could build one… Continue Reading “The Hamster Wheel”

Are You There God? It’s Me, Craig

Eyes open or eyes closed? When you pray, if you pray, do you do it with your eyes open or closed? I think most people’s gut reaction is to say with our eyes closed.  But there are times you might pray with your eyes… Continue Reading “Are You There God? It’s Me, Craig”

Genie in a Bottle

What would your three wishes be? If tomorrow you found a genie in a bottle and they granted you three wishes to come true, what would your three wishes be?  Now, as anyone knows who has seen Disney’s Aladdin, you can’t wish for more… Continue Reading “Genie in a Bottle”

Does Prayer Work?

Does prayer work? If you ask around you’re sure to get a variety of answers and not all of them consistent, logical, or with sound theology behind it.  Whether or not prayer works often is in the eye of the beholder.  The devout follower… Continue Reading “Does Prayer Work?”

Born This Way

“Beatrice Zinker always did her best thinking upside down.” What a great way to start a book.  I knew I was in for a treat.  As part of my Disney Nerds website, I get the chance to review a lot of books, and this… Continue Reading “Born This Way”

Ignorance Isn’t Bliss

Ignorance isn’t bliss. When people use the phrase “ignorance is bliss” there’s an implication that life is simpler or better when we don’t know everything, but the truth is ignorance isn’t bliss.  Instead ignorance allows us to justify our prejudice and convince us we… Continue Reading “Ignorance Isn’t Bliss”

How Chocolate Chip Cookies Can Save the Church

Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite! For anyone that knows me, that’s probably not really a big surprise.  Homemade are the best!  There’s something about the love and care that goes into a cookie from home that you can’t get from a machine.  Probably… Continue Reading “How Chocolate Chip Cookies Can Save the Church”


What is “the Cloud?” Most of us have things stored in “the Cloud.”  We have pictures and email and documents floating around in the Cloud. We’re able to stream Netflix and Hulu and Amazon Prime because of the Cloud.  And today “the Cloud” touches… Continue Reading “iCloud”

What If God Were Black?

What if God were black? That’s a question posed by Robert F. Kennedy back in 1966.  What if God were black?  We tend to see the world from our point of view and as you can imagine, there are as many points of view… Continue Reading “What If God Were Black?”

The Pick-Up Cart

Who knew that impending doom had four wheels and a canopy? When we signed up for the Disneyland 5K, I did not know there was a limited amount of time to finish the race. I probably should have guessed it since obviously they weren’t… Continue Reading “The Pick-Up Cart”