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Prepared to Worship

I have gone to a lot of church services in my lifetime. And if I had to try to guess which passage from Scripture I had heard more than any … Continue reading

March 20, 2012 · 21 Comments

Spoken Word

I took the red pill yesterday, and God showed me how deep in my heart the rabbit-hole goes. It started with what seemed like a pretty simple question, Am I … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · 18 Comments

Legacy

Everyone wants to leave a legacy. Everyone wants to be remembered for something, and to leave something in the hands of those who come after them. Teddy Roosevelt used the … Continue reading

March 16, 2012 · 17 Comments

Lower

I want to say this up front. I am challenged by what follows. In fact, I don’t really like today’s post. As I contemplate it I have a lot of … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · 27 Comments

Tiny Warrior

Eloise Stone with her husband and five children.   Today I bury my Grandma, Edna Eloise Stone. She would have soon turned 97. She lived a long and fruitful life, … Continue reading

March 14, 2012 · 27 Comments

Cosmic Calling

In this 12-minute screencast I share a model for seeing and understanding all that takes place in the world, both seen and unseen, and how we all fit into the … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · 12 Comments

The Word

Painted by Akiane Kramarik at age 8. Learn more and view her gallery at akiane.com The Word in the word There are three passages in the Gospel of John that … Continue reading

March 5, 2012 · 34 Comments

God’s Friends

Over the course of my lifetime some much needed teaching on intimacy with God has been produced. One of the reasons so much has been written on the subject is … Continue reading

March 2, 2012 · 15 Comments

Bible Contradictions

The folks at Project Reason have created the striking poster above as a visual for what they claim are 439 contradictions found in the bible. The full poster can be downloaded free … Continue reading

February 24, 2012 · 25 Comments

Altar-ing

One of my favorite definitions of worship comes from the famous Hasidic Jewish Rabbi, philosopher, and mystic, Abraham Joshua Heschel. He defined it this way: Worship is a way of … Continue reading

February 20, 2012 · 18 Comments

The Humble Path

A friend of mine, Gary Ray, posted a handy piece on humility on his blog and it got me thinking about the subject. I have had the opportunity to facilitate … Continue reading

February 13, 2012 · 23 Comments

Perspective

This is a moving story about Ed Dobson, the former prominent Evangelical pastor who was diagnosed with ALS eleven years ago. You can read the rest of the story HERE.

February 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Blue Man

I have a confession to make. I have always struggled with the concept of the Holy Spirit. That might not sound like a big deal, but it seems pretty significant … Continue reading

February 10, 2012 · 13 Comments

Storytelling

At some point most children ask their parents the question, “Why do we go to church?” In the Old Testament Moses gave the children a paradigm for dealing with such … Continue reading

February 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Big Idea: Part Three (Genesis 3)

This is a six part series covering the first three chapters of Genesis and the last three chapter of Revelation. These posts are not intended to be full commentary on … Continue reading

February 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

Philemon

I joined Twitter in 2007. It wasn’t very large yet, at least in terms of users, but it was creating a buzz. I did not really know what to do … Continue reading

February 4, 2012 · 16 Comments

Prolepsis (A Word for the Weary)

Prolepsis is a literary term that refers to flash forwards, foreshadowing, and/or anticipation in a story. In terms of our walk with God, prolepsis is a future event that impacts our present … Continue reading

February 1, 2012 · Leave a comment