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"
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"
Surely you’ve heard of Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken.” (By the way, some folks believe it’s the most misread poem of all time.) Surely you’ve heard these famous lines: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Being in the Holy […]Read more "The Road Less Traveled 1"
Initially, we called this “The BUT Challenge” (inspired by this video). We wanted to do something over the Lenten Season, the season of preparation for Easter, to actively challenge the BUTs that keep us from being committed followers of Jesus. (BUT I don’t know where to start. I will eventually BUT I need to get this or […]Read more "The JOY Challenge"