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Author Bob Guffey

I think the old man’s words are some of the fiercest to be found in the Scripture, if you are a parent, that is, and especially if you are a mother. That he says them to Mary, Jesus’ mother, at what you think should have been a celebrative time, the day of the baby’s presentation […] Read More

Our twin grandchildren, Aiden and Hannah, recently stayed over for a weekend while Mom Carissa and big sister Lily were away on retreat with the middle school church youth group. I had almost forgotten how verbal 2-year-olds can be, though you do have to do a little interpreting when the pacifier is still in place […] Read More

The last time I went to a midnight showing of a movie I was in college. The movie was “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” not exactly classy stuff, but a communal experience and part of the innocuous seeking to fit in of late adolescence. My friends and I went simply to be together and […] Read More

Funerals may sound like a strange topic in our youth-obsessed, death-avoiding North American culture. Every day the barons of media and marketing seduce the American public out of millions of dollars by playing to the fear of aging and the greater fear that one day this old world will carry on without us. In some […] Read More

Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” (Mark 1:14-15) Following Jesus is tough, especially for those of us who have grown up in a part of the […] Read More

On the terrible August day in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina struck the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts, the daughter of a friend of mine was living in Waveland, Miss., and decided she would ride out the storm at home. After all, she lived a few miles from the water and no storm, at least since Hurricane […] Read More

Face to Facebook with Jesus

Founded by a Harvard University student in a dorm room five years ago this week,, or simply “Facebook,” has become an Internet social networking phenomenon with over 150 million active users worldwide–and it’s still growing. Though initially created for college and university students, it was not long before Facebook was opened to the Web-surfing […] Read More

Choose Faith Over Fear

As Christians, we have every reason to see the crisis of confidence in the world’s institutions as an opportunity to be reminded of what is most important and Who it is that truly holds our future. I recently heard Jack Welch, the former head of General Electric, interviewed about the current economic crisis. He affirmed […] Read More