Today I woke up at 3 am to an incessant beeping sound. At first I thought it was my security system. That wasn't it. It was something else I feared...
In my mid to late 20's, I dated around a lot. Then I met my wife, and the decision to get quickly married became the obvious choice. Following Jesus is supposed to be like that...
How do faith and politics intersect? What relationship should exist between church and state? To what degree do they go together, or should they be entirely separate? Is Jesus a Republican or Democrat? Should churches and pastors be outwardly political?
Many are upset at Jeff Bezos for his "small" donation to the wildfire relief in Australia. They think his lack of charity shows him to be nothing more than an evil greedy capitalist. In truth, I think Jeff Bezos is no different than every man, looking out for his own self-interest.
America and Iran are attacking each other and marching towards the drum beats of war. While we can, I think we need to pray not only for America, but Iran as well.
Bible reading, prayer, and going to church more. These spiritual disciplines are the things it is said we normally need to do in order to grow in our love for God. But what if something else is needed? How can we better grow in our love for God? I believe the key is in loving and serving others.
Hope isn't always a good thing. Hope can drive a man insane and make his heart sick. In today's podcast, I explore both the good and bad sides of hope, and explore where our deepest of hopes needs to ultimatley be found.
The Amber Guyger murder trial of Botham Jean is a powerful reminder that justice AND mercy are not opposing concepts, but are rooted in the nature of God, and an expression of the cross of Jesus Christ.
Jesus said "Let him who has ears, let him hear!" In an age where social media dominates and we thrive off clickbait, I believe we need to learn to hear. We must move beyond clickbait headlines that sizzle, and seek out opportunities for hearing what someone else has to say.
As followers of Jesus, I believe we are called to a non-violent way of life. We should have a different relationship to guns and war, as we live out a prophetic witness to our generation.