Two prisoners have been locked away in this pitch-black underground bunker, a sort of black hole of Calcutta. They have endured weeks of complete and utter darkness. Suddenly, inmate #1 cries, “Look! A light! There’s a light breaking through!” His comrade twists left and right, shouting “Where? Where? I don’t see anything!” Inmate #1 replies, … More Did you See the Gorilla?
What’s the difference between holiness and relevance? For starters, holiness is what followers of Jesus used to value. Relevance is the priority that replaced it. Striving for holiness means the direction of my life is visibly different from most people because my purpose and objectives are godly and eternal. Reaching for relevance means I value the … More The Hole in our Holiness
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
It’s the most-high tech museum in the world, and it’s all about the Bible! You don’t often mention “cutting edge” and “Christian” in the same sentence, right? But the two ideas finally join hands at the brand new Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. Delegations from the Louvre Museum in Paris and the Smithsonian … More A Magical Mystery Tour of the Bible
Most of us can’t even pronounce 700,000,000,000,000,000,000, much less count there. For people who aren’t math geniuses, it’s 700 Quintillion. According to recent research in Sweden, that’s the number of planets in the cosmos. But the scientific team learned something else from their epic research project: amid those 700 quintillion planets, the Earth is one … More Scientifically, We’re Not Here
The good news is that people who love Jesus don’t hate gay men and women. We love em! Sadly, we love em to death. We promise not to judge, we tell them about Jesus, and then we go away and leave them just standing there, beaten and dying slowly. Everybody knows what Romans 1 says … More Left for Dead @ Church
“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 There is another tsunami of rage sweeping your way. Lately, it feels like we live and breathe in a sea of outrage, disgust, fury, … More #Resist