Today, many across our nation will observe the National Day of Prayer. As we pray for our nation, I am drawn to consider the origin of this… Read more “The National Day of Prayer: Have We Again Forgotten God?”
Help Us Bring Hope to Honduras!
My son Isaiah has an unusual nickname – ‘SlowDown’. We call him that because of how we often have to remind him to slow down and take… Read more “Help Us Bring Hope to Honduras!”
The Best Model for Unity and Diversity Is Christianity
(originally posted at crosswalk.com) E Pluribus Unum. In Latin, it means, “from many, one,” and you have likely seen it on the back of a dollar bill.… Read more “The Best Model for Unity and Diversity Is Christianity”
I’m Doing Things the Right Way – So Why Is Life Getting Worse?
Originally published at Crosswalk.com Most of us would say that we want to truly experience God in a real and meaningful way, that we want God to… Read more “I’m Doing Things the Right Way – So Why Is Life Getting Worse?”
Our Manipulated Society and the Two Minutes Hate
“For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” – II Timothy 1:7 If you… Read more “Our Manipulated Society and the Two Minutes Hate”
Why Drop the Blanket Matters…
SEVEN years have passed since I wrote about the moment Linus drops his blanket, and since then we have all lived through moments of fear and insecurity.… Read more “Why Drop the Blanket Matters…”
Turn Your Ministry Upside Down: The Poignant Lesson of John 6
John chapter 6 is among the most amazing chapters of the Bible. Church leaders these days invest a lot of time and effort researching methods to attract… Read more “Turn Your Ministry Upside Down: The Poignant Lesson of John 6”
Top Ten Martin Luther Quotes
As we celebrate #Reformation Day, I can’t help but to be thankful for those such as Luther who lived with a willingness to walk out into the… Read more “Top Ten Martin Luther Quotes”
Choosing to Believe When There Is Every Reason Not To
How can we keep our faith when every indication is that our faith is misplaced? How can we trust God to deliver us when others have fallen?… Read more “Choosing to Believe When There Is Every Reason Not To”
The Faintest Rainbows
On the way home from the airport this morning I spotted the faintest rainbow. It was tough to see, but very clearly there.
Every Believer Faces a Red Sea Moment
In Exodus Chapter 14, we find the nation of Israel trapped between the Red Sea and Pharaoh’s army. From their perspective, all hope is lost. From God’s… Read more “Every Believer Faces a Red Sea Moment”
God of My Tears
You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book? – Psalm 56:8 In Southeast Texas, the last… Read more “God of My Tears”
September is a new hope, a fresh beginning. Gentle rain moves in early, cleansing the air of lingering summer as life settles back to a familiar rhythm.… Read more “#HelloSeptember”
Was Jesus an Introvert? The Answer Could Change Your Ministry.
In popular perception, the Introvert is portrayed as that strange kid standing alone at the dance, emerging only to sneak a drink from the punch bowl when no one… Read more “Was Jesus an Introvert? The Answer Could Change Your Ministry.”
A New Song and a New Direction…
Recently I have found myself in a transition period. I have known for some time that it was coming, I just didn’t expect it to come the… Read more “A New Song and a New Direction…”
Kurt Warner – A Hall of Fame Kinda Guy
hIn 1999, the St. Louis Rams were a bottom rung team led by Dick Vermeil, a coach who had walked away from football in 1982, only to… Read more “Kurt Warner – A Hall of Fame Kinda Guy”
The Christian Standard Bible – A Review of the Latest Bible Translation
About a month ago I was sent a review copy of the new Christian Standard Bible. I have been getting acquainted with it and am excited to… Read more “The Christian Standard Bible – A Review of the Latest Bible Translation”
Wild Wild Wyoming – Following Faithfully
Being apart from those we love is certainly difficult, but sometimes that is exactly what we are called to do. My wife Jana recently made the jump… Read more “Wild Wild Wyoming – Following Faithfully”
Don’t Forget the Other Half of the Verse!
You’ve heard it before: “resist the Devil, and he will flee”. But most of us have tried that and found out it is simply not going to… Read more “Don’t Forget the Other Half of the Verse!”
Pentecost: The Day the Church was Born
“Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” These words were spoken by Peter on the day the Church was born, and these words still ring as relevant today… Read more “Pentecost: The Day the Church was Born”