September 25, 2012

Life without God

“But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of.” Lord Byron  I have often wondered how the atheist navigates the pains and losses of life without a spiritual center […]
September 17, 2012

LIVING IN A STATE OF “NOWNESS”

“We are always getting ready to live but never living.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Olympic gold medal winners were asked in the last games, “What will you do now that you have accomplished your goal?”. I heard two different people (on two separate occasions) say, “I don’t know –  I just want to focus on […]
August 29, 2012

Dismantling is not destruction…..It is progress

This summer I had the singular pleasure of replacing 11 fence posts in my back yard. The process is back breaking as it involves breaking up the dry ground around the old post, digging down 3 feet, lifting out the old concrete laden post, and finally installing a new post. This ordeal happened 11 […]
August 7, 2012

Do you see what God is building?

Gordon Johnson relays the story of a man who visited a construction site, where stonemasons were working. The man said to one, “What are you doing?” The stonemason said, “You can see, I’m chipping a stone.” The man walked over to another mason and said, “What are you doing?” He answered, “I’m building a […]
July 18, 2012

The Word: Sword of the Spirit or Ceremonial Sword?

In ancient culture, there was no weapon that had more significance than the sword. Having a sword meant the difference between life and death, victory and defeat. In ancient times, no one cared about how beautiful a sword was in battle, but how useful it was. The sword is also a symbol of the […]
July 3, 2012

Joy Is A Mandate

Joy  Ps 100:2 Serve the Lord with gladness. There is something fundamental about finding your joy in the moment. Joy to us is what gas is to a car. It fuels your spiritual energy and revitalizes your outlook. In short Joy God’s is the bedrock of our strength So why does God make Joy not […]
May 22, 2012

Reaching “Generation Flux” Part 2

A question that needs answering when it comes to the elusive “Generation Flux” is: How did we get here? A question must be asked in all this. If this new generation is called Generation Flux, than what is the older generation called? Leonard Sweet, in his book Viral, calls them the “Guttenberg Generation” because […]
May 8, 2012

Reaching “Generation Flux” Part 1

Have you ever noticed that every time you use Google or Facebook something has changed? And more than often, irritatingly so because change implies abandoning the way you did it before. If there is one reason why modern phenomena like Facebook, Google, and Twitter have thrived is because they are committed to constant change. […]
April 3, 2012

The Past: Guide Post or Hitching Post?

L. Thomas Holdcroft said these words to describe the simple idea that all of us can embalm our history to the point where we ignore the present. What came before is important in that those were the moments we were formed, stretched, and received the seminal seeds of future growth. These things our past […]