MCC Director’s Desk
God With Us

God With Us

As a father, I can safely say that no other season brings with it the degree of social and familial pressure I experience during the lead up to Christmas. One of the big ones in my family is “when are we putting up the Christmas tree?” While it’s true that part of the...

Politics-It’s Good for the Soul

Politics-It’s Good for the Soul

G.K. Chesterton, the English writer, philosopher and Christian apologist once wrote, “I never discuss anything else except politics and religion. There is nothing else to discuss. . . Nothing of importance can be separated entirely from its social effect, which is...

The Thinning Veil

The Thinning Veil

Having grown up in the Midwest, one of the things I appreciate about living in Montana is the near ever-present sight of snow on the highest peaks. I love the contrast of snow-capped mountains against the bright blue sky of a warm summer day. It reminds me that...

Hope is on the Way

Hope is on the Way

Shorter days, crowded store aisles and the scent of treats around homes and offices quickly remind us that Christmas is drawing near. Christians can find themselves in a bit of a spiritual tug-of-war as society urges us to begin celebrating Christmas as soon as the...

Our “Come to Jesus” Moment

Our “Come to Jesus” Moment

Flowers blooming, grass growing, birds chirping—there’s evidence all around us of things we’ve anticipated over these long months of waiting. Spring is a beautiful reminder there’s always hope and a new season of life waiting to bless us. In Montana there are hopeful...

Weathering the Storm

Weathering the Storm

Growing up in Michigan one of the most fascinating stories I remember learning was that of the Edmund Fitzgerald—a massive ship that mysteriously sank in Lake Superior during a brutal storm the night of November 10, 1975. For those who’ve never been to the Great...

Better Than Normal

Better Than Normal

It seems odd to say, given the way everyday life has been so transformed due to the pandemic, but for me the last few months are a blur. Weren’t we just celebrating New Years a full 20 years removed from Y2K, entering a new decade with renewed commitments, resolutions...

Our 21st Century Identity Crisis

Our 21st Century Identity Crisis

During a recent presentation, I asked participants to take a moment to ask themselves, “Who am I?” The question is as ancient as the human race and one with which people have wrestled from time immemorial. Recall the Delphic maxim “Know thyself” inscribed on the...

From Pews to Politics

From Pews to Politics

I admit that as one who does legislative advocacy, there are two words that bring a smile to my face—“sine die.” I imagine many others who work around the Capitol can relate. In fact, I think an audible exhale echoes throughout Helena when the session concludes....