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Hope for the Future

Kristina and I were listening to the news and having one of those, "Can you believe how bad things are getting," talks recently. Actually, evil has been in our society for a long time. We would be outraged if we lived in a society where people had slaves. Yet Americans, including many Christians, lived with slaves and justified their actions for two...

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Time to Live

On June 29, 1979, I was praying in my office in Novato, CA. As I knelt beside the couch, I heard a voice in my heart say, "I'm going to take you home." I got off my knees and sat down on the couch. I was really upset. "Lord, are you telling me that I'm going to die? I have two little boys who need me. Kristina is pregnant. She and our new...

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The Value of Relationships

I'm heading to my 45th high school reunion in Marin County this month. The dinner will be expensive, and it won't be served until hours past my usual dinnertime. I won't be indulging in cocktails beforehand, or much of the dancing at the end. I attend our reunions because I value relationships. It takes effort to establish and maintain good relationships...

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My Sabbatical

Four years ago, the elders of Living Streams suggested to me that I take a sabbatical. The idea sounded interesting to me at the time, but I wasn't sure how practical it would be for me to be away from our church for three months. I didn't want Living Streams to lose people or momentum. I was basically too insecure to take our elders up on their gracious ...

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