January 18, 2014

Primitive Christianity

I recently took a trip to Asia with a group of committed believers who are zealous for what God is doing in that part of the world. We were able to connect with some extraordinary believers. I had traveled many times before but had forgotten how glaringly different American Christianity is from the rest […]
October 30, 2013

A Revelation of God

We are “information” driven people. Our lives are fueled and navigated by facts, numbers and mind-boggling details. We even have devices that facilitate the never-ending tsunami of data we receive through our five senses with alarms confirming our appointments via beeps, rings, vibrations, and our favorite tune.  In these virtual spheres, we hear philosophy, […]
October 9, 2012

What God births, He sustains

Are you holding on to a dream God never birthed? Have you ever tried to hold on to something not meant for you the way a child may clutch onto something even though it may be harmful? We do the same when we hold on to dreams and visions God never gave us. Abraham […]
October 9, 2012

What God births, He sustains

Are you holding on to a dream God never birthed? Have you ever tried to hold on to something not meant for you the way a child may clutch onto something even though it may be harmful? We do the same when we hold on to dreams and visions God never gave us. Abraham […]
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 […]
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 […]
November 1, 2011

There’s No Place Like Home

On my office bulletin board, I have my favorite Far Side cartoon – It’s a lobster with his claws tied, being pulled out of a crate by a chef, with the boiling pot of water he knows he is going into. The lobster keeps repeating, like Dorothy,  “There’s no place like home! There’s no […]
October 4, 2011

The Old Network

Have you ever wondered how you can want God with all your heart and yet do things that go in the opposite direction – things you are not proud of – things that in your right mind you would never do? Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is the story of a person with two […]
April 26, 2011

See You on the Other Side!

Recently my wife and I had the greatest pleasure in conducting a remarriage for two people who had each come out of difficult circumstances.  Although I do not do remarriages lightly, in this case it was a no brainer – for in coming together, healing and closure occurred after many protracted years of hope […]