To many, it seems the world has never been more violent or chaotic than it is today. That’s only because we haven’t been around very long! No doubt, things have been better in previous years. They’ve also been worse. The flu that rocked the USA this winter was unprecedented- except that it wasn’t. In 1918, a … More Short Memories
Who will you be today: the champion you dream of being or the person you’re afraid you are? For most people who feel trapped on the hamster wheel of mediocrity, the problem is not lack of talent or bad luck or even bad fashion instincts. You don’t have to make a million dollars or win … More The Fearless Embrace
When 22 people died outside a concert hall in Manchester, England, the media coverage was wall to wall. The cry went up that something must be done! Journalists followed the investigation. Press briefings were scheduled regularly. With broken hearts, we pored over color photographs of the victims, many of them only children, and we … More Don’t Look Now, But…
Our beloved battle hymn foresees the Lord returning to trample “on the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored.” Well if that’s a fair description of the end of time, then surely we have arrived. Those bitter grapes are everywhere, indeed, the world is a vineyard. Without a doubt, we are awaiting the last … More Don’t Get Mad, Get a Life
Gambling is not even a possibility for God: he already knows the outcome of every competition, the answer to every question. But there is a moment in the Bible when God makes a bet with the Devil! It’s found in the most ancient book of the Bible when Satan taunts the Almighty and questions the … More Does God Gamble?
Millennials are truly the generation that gets no respect. Everyone seems to agree they are entitled, cynical, and obsessed with their image on social media. What’s more, they do strange things with their hair, run away from commitment, and are confused about sexual ethics. (They also like selfies too much, but don’t pretend you don’t.) So I … More God Likes Millennials
This doesn’t sound very romantic or culturally sensitive, but it’s a fact. When Moses takes his famous detour to a burning bush and finally encounters God, the Lord doesn’t reward the old man with benefits: he gives him a job. (Exodus 3: 1 – 15) I think many of us in church life today have … More Barefoot Worship