Tag Archives: Love

You’re Going to Think I’m Crazy

Something’s going on. It started about 18 months ago – you could just feel something was changing. I talked with my accountability partner about it – he was feeling it, too. We couldn’t pinpoint it back then, but we just felt that there has been this spiritual intensity that we’ve never felt before. And we […]

Trying to Find the Loophole

I was asked an interesting question by a friend on Facebook today in response to a post I put up from Tim Keller expertly explaining why punishment in the Old Testament is not how we act today. After reading the piece, which focused a bit on the OT punishment for homosexuality versus what our response […]

The Great Taboo – Religion and Politics

I’ve been thinking a lot about why we don’t tell people that we see in our daily life about how Jesus has changed our lives and that we want Him to change theirs, too! I’ve come up with the obvious reasons in the past: Uncomfortable pushing religion on people I don’t know what to say […]

Shame and Grace

I just read a story on Facebook about a pastor who committed suicide after being outed on the Ashley Madison adultery website. Dr. John Gibson, 56, was a communications professor at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, a husband and the father of two. While the story says he mentioned other issues in his […]

The Love of Charleston

I don’t have a long blog to write today, in fact most of what I’m sharing is not from me, it’s from a gospel singer named Marcus Stanley who is one of the most courageous and amazing followers of Jesus you will ever know. You see, when Dylann Roof began shooting African-American parishioners attending a […]

Regardless of Performance

Lisa and I were lucky enough to be asked to do two workshops last weekend at the Cannon Beach Christian Center for the Branches of Valor Spring Conference. Branches of Valor is a group dedicated to helping active duty service member, veterans, and their families recover from the trauma of war, deployment, and reintegration. One […]

Loving the Unlovable

I think one of the hardest things I struggle with is finding that balance between loving people even when they are doing REALLY stupid things. I think we all know intellectually and maybe even intuitively that we are to love the sinner but hate the sin. I’m actually really good with that until it comes […]