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. Capernaum is a village of archaeological … Continue reading Jesus Based His Ministry In A Home, Not An Institution (a Footsteps Friday reflection)
Do you ever get the impression that Christian discipleship is about little more than getting the answers right? It’s as though you just had to read enough books and know the answers better than anyone else. But if it’s true that the answers you get are determined by the questions you ask, then isn’t it … Continue reading What’s More Powerful For Spiritual Growth: The Answers Or The Questions?
Forgiveness isn’t an art. It’s a skill. It’s an essential skill for your mental wellbeing and your spiritual growth. If you don’t learn to forgive, you will stunt your spiritual growth - you’ll stay prisoner to resentment or ill feeling. When you learn to forgive, you experience deep growth in grace and you get a … Continue reading If You Would Be Truly Free, Then Learn The Skill Of Forgiveness
Here’s our next roundup of the daily Twitter feature: Lunchtime Music Break. Tune in to the @possiblehorizon Twitter account each weekday at noon for an inspiring and encouraging musical video to send you off to lunch with a little happiness. Monday: “The Maker” by Daniel Lanois Daniel Lanois would have been a legend simply for … Continue reading Weekend Music Mix: July 22, 2017
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. Sepphoris. I’ll wager you’ve never heard … Continue reading Learn About The Person Of Peace Principle (A Footsteps Friday Reflection)
It was a convergence of questions. One person asked me if I would teach about trusting God — that, they said, was what they really needed to learn. Another person texted me with a litany of woes, asking me why things always get harder just when they were trying to make them better. One person … Continue reading How Do I Trust God In Times Of Turmoil?
I have a confession. I have been very cynical and snarky about big-box megachurches. I’ve been jaded about the light shows, the worship bands, and the hipster pastors in skinny jeans. I may have, once or twice, even referred to a certain big-box church as “Six Flags Over Jesus.” Maybe you’ve been there too. I’ve … Continue reading I’m A Small Church Pastor, And I’m Quitting My Complaining About Megachurches. Here’s Why.