Essays

A Matter of Choice

Remarks by Rev. Fowler with video at the 2015 National Day of Protest Against Abortion, Durango, CO…

Who’s Your Daddy?

God gave us this world to reveal who He is – and He is our Provider and Protector. Yes, Protector. He made Adam and Eve safe and secure in the Garden of Eden. It was their grab for the forbidden fruit that invited sin into the world – and with it pain and peril, sickness and death…

Train Him Up in the Way He Should Go

On any number of occasions, David almost lost his life before he gained his crown. No one tried harder to eliminate him than mad King Saul. When David was desperate for the help of a friend, he did not turn to a Philistine or a Moabite. He looked instead to a trusted peer from his own “church.” …

And Your Point Is?

If Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution is the answer, what’s the question? Some say it explains how prehistoric bugs morphed into men, but no one says it tells us how life began…

Growing up Christian is Hard to Do

If the government chose to take a constructive interest in religion for once, it would require a notice to be posted on the front door of America’s unraveling churches: Warning – Attending this church may be hazardous to your child’s spiritual health…

Untopia

With less than a month remaining before the presidential election, a survey finds that, “The values that support American democracy are deteriorating.”  Scarcely more than half of respondents agree that, “I have faith in American democracy.”  The conclusion: “Large numbers of Americans across party lines have lost faith in their democracy, and many will not accept the legitimacy of this election.”

We confront the question: In what way has our democracy failed us?  And, yes, I’d like to propose an answer…

X Marks The Spot

Twinkling stars and many-colored sunsets, waves of grain and sparkling streams . . . the creation is a delight.  Forever and ever, people have looked around them and wondered, how? And why? …