After the events in Charlottesville this weekend, my mind is bubbling over with all kinds of thoughts. First and foremost, however, I’m a teacher of God’s Word, and so I return to the simple, clear truth contained therein. Scripture is clear: the call of Christ is for all nations and people. Sure, we can … Continue reading 9 Verses That Demolish The Idea Of White Supremacy
This post is part of a series reflecting on my Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The Pilgrimage was a guided experience called “The Footsteps of Jesus” - every Friday, I’ll be posting a “Footsteps Friday” reflection (see index here). I look forward to your sharing your thoughts and comments. When we follow the footsteps of … Continue reading Move From Friend To Follower Of Jesus
When’s the last time you paid attention to airline pre-flight instructions? I feel sorry for the flight attendants as they go through their choreography while the passengers bury their faces in books, cell phones, and magazines, not so politely ignoring the presentation. Yet buried in that barrage of federally mandated instruction is a very important … Continue reading Put Your Own Mask On First
What if I told you that in 15-minutes a day, you could dramatically change the direction of your life? Would you be interested? How about if I told you about a simple practice that, if diligently applied, could help you become wiser, calmer, and more focused on the things that really matter? Would you give … Continue reading Practice This Spiritual Discipline To Transform Your Outlook On Life.
This post is part of a series reflecting on my Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The Pilgrimage was a guided experience called “The Footsteps of Jesus” - every Friday, I’ll be posting a “Footsteps Friday” reflection (see index here). I look forward to your sharing your thoughts and comments. Jerusalem is a city of memory. … Continue reading Remember The Genocide The World Forgot (a Footsteps Friday reflection)
Who doesn’t love “freedom”? The word conjures courage and a sense of pride. “This is what we’re about!” Freedom is a rallying cry, an emotional touchpoint, and a cherished American birthright. But what is it? What do we really mean when we use the word “freedom”? More than likely, we mean “freedom from”. Freedom from … Continue reading Think You Know What Freedom Means? Think Again.
If you would grow spiritually, self-examination is an essential practice. This should come as no surprise. We are a culture obsessed with tracking and feedback. Our fit bits and our wearable tech collect valuable information about our health and wellbeing. We track money and time to make sure we squander neither (though habitually we do). … Continue reading Do You Want To Be Wiser, Stronger, And More Sane? Then Practice Self-Examination