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When I’m visiting the underworld and the way seems long and dark, I need a new metaphor. The wisdom of Parker Palmer often helps me. As I struggled with mountains of memorabilia in the cellar last week, searching for inspiration while mildew and mold wafted in the air, I was thinking of Persephone, Demeter, Orpheus, […]
Jim Harbaugh appeared on the The Herd with Colin Cowherd recently for an interview. The new Michigan football coach, charged with turning around a struggling program, had the listening ear of a nation. It was a chance to pitch his program. Colin even asked him to. With a national radio and television audience, it should have […]
“The whole assembly became silent as they listened to Barnabas and Paul telling about the signs and wonders God had done among the Gentiles through them.” – Acts 15:12 I love this little Bible passage! At the apostolic meeting in Jerusalem, where it was to be decided what rules and customs should be followed by … Continue reading →
I remember learning about germs in fourth grade. We were told our world was saturated with tiny invisible creatures that can infect wounds and make us sick. I immediately stopped sharing already-chewed gum with other kids, stop using my sister’s … read more
For the first few days of this week, I find myself in, of all places, Las Vegas, NV. My wife is attending a conference here so I tagged along for a short getaway. It’s nearly 45 degrees Celsius here during the day. It “cools off” to the mid 30’s at night. Walking outside is like […]
Many contemporary Western Christians think we only engage in spiritual warfare when we encounter somebody who is exhibiting bizarre, demonically-inspired behavior, such as the demonized people Jesus confronted in the Gospels. Since most Western Christians rarely hear about, let alone … read more
A reader recently asked how we- the people of Jesus- ought to approach the celebration of America’s independence on the 4th of July. This is an excellent question, so I decided to answer it here on the blog publicly instead of in a private message. First, it is important to remember our calling as the [Read More…]
So I’ll admit it. Sometimes I watch the clock during the sermon. Sometimes I consider skipping small group. Sometimes I find myself wishing that my friends weren’t expecting me to hang out that evening.
I don’t always feel like being there week after week.
“Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron, and said, “Look, we are your bone and flesh. For some time, while Saul was king over us, it was you who led out Israel and brought it in. The Lord said to you: It is you who shall be shepherd of my people […]
We all want to be successful, or at least our own version of it anyway. We want to start our own business, or be part of a company takeover, or become CEO, or rule the the world (boy, that escalated quickly). Some of us want to manage a multi-national …