August 15, 2015

It takes more Energy to Hold on than to Let Go

In the science fiction movie Contact Jodi Foster plays, Dr. Eleanor “Ellie” Arroway, a SETI scientist who finds evidence of extraterrestrial life and is chosen by earth to make first contact. In a climactic scene Dr. Arroway is placed in a pod designed by the aliens but built by humans and then dropped through […]
August 11, 2015

CONSUMER CHRISTIANITY PART 3

Part 3 Becoming An Authentic Worshipper: John 4:20,23-24 20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship. 23 But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father […]
July 29, 2015

CONSUMER CHRISTIANITY PART 2

Part 2: Why Christian consumerism does not work I recently met a twenty-something at an outlet store who was showing me some stylish shirts. The polite conversation turned to the obsession people have with brand names on their clothes. I explained to her that I was a minister and noticed that consumerism has even […]
July 14, 2015

CONSUMER CHRISTIANITY Part 1

ARE YOU A WORSHIPER OR A CONNOISSEUR? In C.S. Lewis’ book, The Screwtape Letters, Screwtape instructs his protégé Wormwood on how to cure a man from “Churchgoing”.  He says, “If a man can’t be cured of churchgoing, the next best thing is to send him all over the neighborhood looking for the church that […]
June 21, 2015

Spiritual Orphans

“Our Father Who is in heaven” . . . What picture of God comes to mind If you have ever said those words? Is it a picture that is loving, stern, cold, accepting, rejecting, indifferent, merciful angry, or unforgiving? Our view of Father in heaven is more than often shaped by our fathers (mothers) […]
April 27, 2015

I Love To Tell A Story

“What happens is of little significance compared with the stories we tell ourselves about what happens. Events matter little, only stories of events affect us.”  ― Rabih Alameddine, Two stories – One reality. Have you ever seen two people experience the exact same thing and come away with totally different perspectives of what happened?  […]
April 8, 2015

A Wasted Heart

You might’ve heard the recent tragic story of a teenager who was given a new heart only to lose his life following a high-speed police chase. When 17-year-old Anthony Stokes was first diagnosed,  he was initially given less than a year to live without a transplant. His doctors had advised against the procedure because […]
March 24, 2015

THE ONE THING YOU MUST NEVER LOSE

When Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton attempted his famous quest to the Antarctic in 1914, he and his team never dreamed the expedition would turn into an almost three-year struggle for survival. Their ship, appropriately called “The Endurance” became trapped in the frozen waters where it crumbled slowly and agonizingly under the force of ever-shifting […]
March 16, 2015

What Force Dominates You in this World?

What Force Dominates You in this World? Augustine once wrote of a disturbing dream he had in his young days when he was obsessed with Cicero and the art of rhetoric and debate. In the dream, he thought that he had died and was at the gates of heaven. The keeper of the gate […]