Tag Archives: Jesus

Responding to Evil

I haven’t written anything in the past several weeks because I’ve been chewing on whether or not I should write what I really want to write. That seems like a no-brainer for a blog, but I know that many of my Christian friends are split on what I’m about to talk about so it is […]

Follow Series

I just finished teaching Andy Stanley’s Follow Series in our adult Sunday school at church. The eight-week course was mind blowing, because Andy completely changes the way we should think about asking people to follow Jesus. As Andy explains, the traditional church model is “Change and then join us.” But that’s not how Jesus did […]

Lost Blessings

As a writer, I have all sorts of ideas about what I want to discuss and there’s been this one idea floating around my head for a while that honestly has given me pause to put on paper. Sometimes I test my ideas out on a Bible study class I facilitate to see if it […]

Ruler of This World

Although I’ve had a number of jobs throughout my life, my first career was in the newspaper business where I was a reporter and editor. I’ve always enjoyed reading the news and keeping up on current events, but lately the headlines just seem so dour. Here’s a sampling from some of today’s newspapers: Iraqi PM […]

Of All the Sinners I am the Worst

I’ve been away from the blog for a little while because I’ve just been super busy with a number of projects. But during the past few weeks I’ve been thinking about a couple of verses from Paul that I’ve finally figured out for my own life – and perhaps yours. In Romans 7, Paul admits […]

What Christians Get Wrong

As a Christian, I am finding it harder and harder to just hold my nose and watch as American society sinks into decay through moral relativism. The values I was taught as a child both in and outside the church simply do not apply in today’s society. Right is wrong, wrong is right, up is […]

Is Christianity Intolerant?

One of the most common criticisms of Christianity is that people see it as intolerant. From Jesus being the only way to the Father to our rejection of what the Bible calls sin, those outside the faith (and even many inside the faith) reject orthodox Christianity because it seems so narrow-minded. I want to take […]

Boundaries

I finally finished the book Boundaries by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend. This is the book I’ve mentioned before that I thought did an excellent job of defining when to say yes and when to say no in order to have a bit more control of your life. Today I want to spend a […]

Radical Experiences with God

This past Sunday my pastor made a reference that stirred my thoughts. He was preaching on recognizing who we are in our relationship with God when he talked about having a “Radical Experience with God.” As I thought about that phrase I realized how lucky I have been to have such experiences and wanted to […]

Filling Your Empty Bottle

If there is one piece of advice I find myself giving people over and over again is their need for renewal. In our fast-pace lives it seems we are always giving of ourselves but never refilling our tanks to ensure there is enough to give in the future. The result is obvious – burnout. But […]