And the beat goes on

And the beat goes on

Here in Cincinnati, we are still celebrating the 50th anniversary of our Vineyard movement. It’s been moving to hear the stories of our beginnings, the people who invested their all in this new stirring of the Holy Spirit, the new songs that gripped hearts and...
Like a Waldo in the crowd

Like a Waldo in the crowd

In multiple countries now, there are televised talent shows offering as prizes either huge sums of cash or rigorous coaching by a famous personality in a matched category. Each platform has massive crowd appeal and tens of millions of faithful viewers. A percentage of...
Speaking from the heart

Speaking from the heart

To Nicodemus, Jesus spoke an encoded message, pure Kingdom-speak which, to ears listening with world-speak filters in place, came across as ludicrous, impossible. As a matter of fact, it was that way to the Pharisees, too, and to the disciples, and to Martha and Mary,...
What’s on today’s agenda?

What’s on today’s agenda?

Deadline: historically, a line drawn around a prison beyond which prisoners would be shot. So, literally: a dead line. Today, somewhat less lethal, it indicates the final day, or minute, something must be completed. Our last house move, five years ago, had multiple...
1+2+3 = not enough yet

1+2+3 = not enough yet

Three blind mice explore an elephant: One, on the elephant’s ear, described the animal as being floppy, like a sheet swaying in the wind, sometimes gently, sometimes with great violence. A second, exploring the trunk, described the elephant as a great long tube,...