Roger Bothwell | Devotional
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There was a time in my theological past when the word "perfection" was a dirty word.  I had seen it take its toll on a vast number of young people who believed perfection was the criteria for salvation.  Being honest and non-hypocritical these young people...

I am starting to be concerned.  My wife has taken to watching a channel that features renovating houses.  Builders take ordinary houses and turn them into works of art and wonder.  Since we live in an ordinary house I am wondering what is going on...

When Buzz Lightyear, a lead character in Toy Story, proclaimed, "To infinity  and beyond" my mind swirled with what could be beyond infinity.  The concept of infinity fills me with frustrated consternation.   I am so limited by the finite.  While I can imagine going forward forever I am...

There is a place in my forest (I fanaticize that it is mine.  It belongs to the State of Massachusetts.  I guess that makes it mine.) where a stream cascades down a small rock ledge into a pool filled with crystal clear water that is presently hosting a...

Life is full of confounding things.  Often times when a publically-traded company announces they made a billion dollars this past quarter the stock goes down.   Traders dump it because they expected it to make two billion. Or it is sold off because they were so successful traders don't...

I paid for my new knee.   I put a check in an envelope and slipped it into a slot at our local post office.  It felt good as I walked away knowing it's mine.   For the last month it has been on loan from the surgeon.  (It...

He was a typical little boy sitting in a grocery cart.  He wanted to touch and pickup everything within range.  Why not?  That is what packaging is designed to do.  Packages are colorful and have nice pictures on them specifically to get our attention.  Instead of his mom...

Our campus was without phone service, the Internet and e-mail service today. I was more than a bit amused to get home this evening and to discover the campus IT department sent an email to everyone on campus telling us there was no e-mail service. Obviously communication is everything. ...

This evening my sister handed me her camera wondering why it did not work.  She just put new batteries inside and yet it was dead.  I checked to see if she had the batteries in the right direction.  (I have made that mistake a few...

Have you ever gotten a new perspective on someone after really getting to know them?  You thought you knew them, but once you got closer you suddenly realized your former perspective was hearsay.   Your ideas about the person were secondhand and not at all what you recently discovered. ...