November 27, 2017
Being grateful and giving thanks are not always as easy as they seem.
April 20, 2017
The common conception held by believers and non-believers alike concerning what happens after we die is only tangentially related to the Bible, which gives quite a different picture.
March 9, 2017
We love because he first loved us. The key to being more loving is to let yourself be more loved.
February 23, 2017
Jesus ended the Sermon on the Mount by explaining the difference between sand castles and concrete. Not everything that looks good is built to last.
January 23, 2017
One of the most famous illustrations by Jesus is about a person with a log in his eye telling someone else with a tiny sliver how to see more clearly.
January 19, 2017
I'm not sure if a Himalayan Sea Salt Lamp can create a more peaceful atmosphere in a room, but I know when those who follow Jesus become salt and light, the world discovers a new kind of peace.
January 9, 2017
There are still about 1,000 new cases of leprosy, now called Hansen's Disease, diagnosed each year primarily in India, Brazil and Indonesia. The number of social lepers feeling like untouchables is vastly greater!
January 3, 2017
Truth and grace are definitely in short supply in today's world - and sometimes even in today's church.
November 28, 2016
The encounter between Jesus and the woman at the well is a classic. In terms of evangelism, we tend to think we need to be like Jesus, ready to say the perfect thing at the perfect time. In reality, the woman is more of a model for us. All she did was share her experience "I just met a man who told me everything I ever did" and ask a question, "Could this be the Messiah?"
If our church follows this model and uses my new book, Encountering Jesus Today: Revolution and Resurrection, as a tool, I think God may do something wonderful in our church.
November 28, 2016
Margaret Mead said it is easier to change a man's religion than to change his diet. Jesus said it's more important to get our hearts right than to get our diets right.