In order to find the light, we must be willing to enter the darkness.
- March 13, 2023|
Author and art collector Forrest Fenn carefully filled a small, ornate box with gold coins, gold nuggets, jewelry, precious gemstones, and other exotic artifacts. Then he hid the box somewhere in the Rocky Mountains.
- May 23, 2022| |
The gold edge of his white robe brushed the ground as he slowly lit each candle.
- May 2, 2022| |
God’s love for people who have been marginalized, discarded, and taken advantage of reverberates throughout the Bible.
- April 4, 2022| |
Once upon a time there was a girl who grew up in a dysfunctional home.
- March 11, 2022| |
We tend to understand our primary options to be either cocooning or combat.
- February 18, 2022| |
What would it look like if Christians received the invitation to be set apart, holy people opened to the transformational thinking of the kingdom of God in experiments of peacemaking?
- February 4, 2022| |
In toxic conflict, the other side becomes unfathomable, strange, alien—dehumanized. Yet the conflict itself is utterly predictable.
- January 31, 2022| |
We are so covered in mud that we can’t even do something righteous without soiling it.
- October 25, 2021| |
I found that when students spoke about Christianity with people of other belief systems, they often reduced their faith to actions.
- October 4, 2021| |
How can you possibly cope when it so regularly feels like you are lost in the dark, and the light on the other side is all but hidden from you?
- September 13, 2021| |
Kuyper is an essential teacher for a world-engaging Christian discipleship and witness that arises from neither a conservative nor a liberal agenda. Yet his complexity persists because Kuyper was unhelpfully ambiguous on issues of race.
- August 30, 2021| |
There is enormous pressure in the church today to build a curriculum that is contemporary and to produce young leaders who will draw a crowd.
- June 28, 2021| |
This was proving to be a memorable afternoon.
- May 31, 2021| |
Over the past few years, Western societies have been plagued by increasing loneliness.
- May 24, 2021| |
Adam’s original creation covenant mandate from God of subduing or having dominion over the earth was to do it for God’s glory, not man’s.
- April 26, 2021| |
Taking up my cross means accepting all the pain and injustice and misery life imposes on me as I attempt to be a faithful follower of Jesus.
- April 26, 2021| |
These days, most Christians seem to have learned how to argue from Twitter rather than Scripture. That’s a problem.
- March 15, 2021| |
It is not unusual for me to hear someone say, “I’m struggling with finding time to be alone with God in prayer.”
- March 8, 2021| |
We have a vague notion that heaven is somewhere “up there,” but more likely it is located well outside of our sense of space or even time.
- March 1, 2021| |
In some ways we all just want to be happy—to have a jump in our stride, a smile on our face, a warm feeling in the chest.
- February 1, 2021| |
When we begin to see Jesus as our shalom, we begin to understand the depth and hope of his shalom.
- January 25, 2021| |
Anger is a normal and at times necessary emotion; rage is a deadly sin.
- December 28, 2020| |
Over my 25 years in ministry, I’ve become increasingly concerned about narcissism in the church. About five years ago, I decided it was time for a serious conversation.