Think You Know What Freedom Means? Think Again.

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.

Do You Want To Be Wiser, Stronger, And More Sane? Then Practice Self-Examination

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

Jesus Based His Ministry In A Home, Not An Institution (a Footsteps Friday reflection)

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)

What’s More Powerful For Spiritual Growth: The Answers Or The Questions?

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?

If You Would Be Truly Free, Then Learn The Skill Of Forgiveness

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

Learn About The Person Of Peace Principle (A Footsteps Friday Reflection)

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)