August 24, 2020

These Controversies will kill you

In this third part of the series on controversies, we will explore the dark side of controversies. While some controversies are worth having, others can prove fatal to our hearts, minds, and spirits. They can distract us, drain us, and leave us in a foul mood. They can sap our spiritual strength and leave […]
July 28, 2020

Six Types of Controversies We Should Avoid

Controversies are embedded in our nature. The minute God created Eve to be with Adam, the potential for disagreements was born, and with it, the fixing of blame.  This can be seen in Adam’s accusatory words at God when God confronted him about eating the forbidden fruit, “The woman YOU gave me (Gen. 3:12)” […]
July 13, 2020

Remaining Steady In An Age of Rage Part 1

An Age of Rage We live in a season of rage and controversy. Every time you turn around, someone is outraged about something. From Twitter comments that spark a firestorm to Facebook rants written in all capital letters, rage seems to be in our nature. In addition, some people seem to take on a […]
June 23, 2020

Becoming a Spiritual Father-Mother  

Spiritual Parenting Just having celebrated Father’s Day, it seemed appropriate to talk about what it means to be a spiritual Mother – Father. It appears that the art of mentoring has been all but lost in modern Western culture. The days of being someone’s apprentice are few and far between and have all but […]
June 19, 2020

Is the World Hijacking Your Story?

Who Is Telling Your Story? In this day of pandemics and racial unrest, we are drowning in an ocean of narratives that confuse, anger and cause fear. The world is filled with so many conflicting stories that we can be left overwhelmed and depressed. With the help of the internet, fact, fiction, and outright […]
September 24, 2019

A Hope Compass

A Point on Which to Fix After spending years in Nazi concentration camps and somehow finding purpose in an otherwise hopeless situation, Dr. Viktor Frankl said, “Those who have a ‘why’ to live can bear with almost any ‘how.’” Dr. Frankl was quoting from Nietzsche in an attempt to formulate a theory about human […]
December 24, 2018

A God We Can Touch

1 John 1:1 (NRSV) 1 We declare to you what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life. Touching is Believing Why do people like going to the ballgame and sitting as […]
June 27, 2018

Being Driven by the Law Versus Grace

  External Compliance Recently, I was driving on the highway and noticed a car streak passed me at 80 miles an hour in a 60 mile an hour zone. A couple of miles up the road, I saw an orange sign that read, “Construction Ahead.” As I passed the sign, I saw the same […]
February 11, 2017

The Red Button or the Blue Button?

Proverbs 3:5–6 (NRSV) 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. The Experiment.   An experiment was done were rats where trained to press a blue button to obtain a piece […]