We’ve all had the gift that sat on the shelf and gathered dust. Maybe we had grand intentions about using the gift, but we never enacted those intentions. It stayed on the shelf until we gave it away. God is a gift giver. God gives gifts to show us who God is and who we […]Read more "Good Work: Gift"
I had a teacher once who was waaaay to excited about the quadratic equation…and derivatives and position and velocity and acceleration. He would teach about these things by singing about them to the tune of ’80’s songs. So picture a song about the quadratic equation in the tune of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire.” This […]Read more "Good Work: the Best Promotion"
Many of us don’t like our work. Most of us–almost all of us–will spend most of our lives working. And it’s not close. Are we all doomed to a life of work we don’t like? For those of us who like our jobs and our work, might there be something we’re still missing? Long ago in […]Read more "Good Work: Seeing Work Differently"
A man in “gleaming, bright clothing” said to the women who came to the tomb of Jesus, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He isn’t here, but has been raised.Remember what he told you while he was still in Galilee, that the Human One must be handed over to sinners, be crucified, […]Read more "Back to Living"
Jesus came to do justice…but maybe not justice like we think of it. At the beginning of Jesus’ ministry, he stood up and read these words from the prophet Isaiah: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me. He has sent me to preach good news to the poor, […]Read more "40 Days of Change: the King’s Justice"
In college, I treated myself to a new hi-def television and sound system…by putting them on a credit card. It was great. The night I “bought” them I watched a movie at home on my on own home theater system. It was great until I got the credit card statement. Each time I saw that statement […]Read more "40 Days of Change: Heart Treasury"
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"