Adapted from Oswald Chambers, Morning and Evening, October 1 “After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain by themselves to be alone. He was transfigured in front of them” (Mark 9:2). Most have had those times on the spiritual mountain where we get to see things from … Continue reading The Power to Descend
“The uncultivated field of the poor yields abundant food, but without justice, it is swept away” (Proverbs 13:23, CSB). God is pleased when the needs of the poor are met. He has budgeted enough in the earth’s food economy to take care of the ongoing needs of it’s inhabitants in abundance enough for there not … Continue reading God’s Provisions for the Poor: Thoughts on Proverbs 13:23
Rich Mullins, who tragically died September 19, 1997, did more for Christian music than anyone I’ll ever know. His love for Jesus was contagious, loved people with a torch in the eye, and told the unblinking truth without hesitation. He said more in this musical manifesto than he knew in the moment. I’d like to … Continue reading Thank You Rich
I may have lightened up too much... This time in 2008, I was headlong in planting a church in central Ohio. It was a season of life where everything mattered and there was little wisdom on choosing the right battles to fight. A few costly mistakes were made and I started to wager whether or … Continue reading Medication vs. Ambition
“At the beginning of your petitions an answer went out, and I have come to give it, for you are treasured by God. So consider the message and understand the vision:” Daniel 9:23 Daniel prayed constantly. God had given him great faith and sometimes would delay His answers to test it. Our God has not … Continue reading Be A Daniel
There are so many words in the English language which we don’t question and have no idea how we acquired them. Our common American English traces its roots back through middle English, old English, Germanic (or old French), and finally Latin. Looking up words and their etymology (language roots) is pretty rad. Here’s a fun … Continue reading Fun with Words
I did this talk for parents of students I pastor. There are many things I wished I known before I was twenty and here are the top ten.
1. Education is expensive but potentially a worthy investment if you know what you want in life. A lot of students stumble into universities and pick a degree based on limited knowledge and experience. Picking a degree like picking a tattoo design on a whim off the wall of a tattoo parlor sounds fun but … Continue reading 10 Things I wish I knew when I was 20
I don’t think it will help him unless his boss has a sense of humor.