It’s popular to be angry. If a person makes an angry post about their enemy (who also happens to be the enemy of many others) on Twitter or Facebook, the post will certainly get lots of likes and retweets. A good way to grow a public platform is to be display outrage against a common […]Read more "40 Days of Change: Acting Like God"
Popularity is a good drug. It doesn’t cost much. It’s not too hard to come by. And it feels really good. The only problem with popularity, or playing the approval game, is doesn’t last forever. It only lasts as long as your ability to maintain it. And maintaining it is very difficult, because, well, pleasing people is […]Read more "40 Days of Change: Deepening Roots"
Sometimes we’re made to realize we don’t have the control we thought we had… when what we expected just doesn’t happen. Such a loss of control can be traumatizing. It can also be wonderful. When we realize that we’ve lost the control we thought we had and embrace it, life can get good. God can get to […]Read more "40 Days of Change: Out of Control"
We don’t like change. We like what we know. This is difficult for followers of Jesus, because… Jesus calls us to change of heart and life. He says, “I didn’t come to call righteous people but sinners to change their hearts and lives” (Luke 5:32, CEB). Jesus calls us to big change, to change from the […]Read more "40 Days of Change: Garments & Wineskins"
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the season of preparation that leads up to Easter. Scores of Christians will get get the mark of the Cross on their foreheads with ashes. The ashes remind us that we are mortal, that we are dust and to dust we will return. They also are a sign of […]Read more "Out of the Ashes"
Bob Goff, the author of Love Does, tells a story about time when he had to tell someone he cared about, and someone who had cared a lot about him, that he had decided to quit high school and go out west. He went to this person’s house to tell him the bad news. Bob then got […]Read more "Standing in Grace 4: Going With Us"