The crisis in our nation is not a financial one, not a moral one, and not a social one. Make no mistake, we have a leadership crisis. The desire for power, for comfort, for approval…these are the driving idols of the human heart. Why would they not drive our search for a leader? As a result, our faith in politics betrays our faith in God. Read More →
Put down your picket signs, your white-colored, black-colored, middle eastern-colored glasses….
Put down your raised fists, your guns, your rights to yourself, your pre-conceived ideas of what other people are or are not…
Put down your hatred, your lack of vision, your selfish ways…
Pick up a cross…Read More →
But today I want to make a few observations from John Chapters 13-17 about what the Upper Room Experience was and why Jesus words during this time were the most significant words spoken to his apprentices. Perhaps as we explore these together, you will find yourself leaning in to the edge of the dinner table, listening to His words, heeding His voice, submitting to the ways of His Kingdom. Read More →
Today, though I want to introduce Passion Week to you as the most important week in the life of Jesus. Perhaps you will come to understand it as the most important week in your life as well, because it is here that death and sin were defeated and life and light shined in the darkness of this world. It is here that your life story has purpose and meaning, and your life focus and goal require a change of direction towards the place Jesus is leading all of humanity into the present reality and the future…The Kingdom of Heaven. Read More →
God is telling a story with his creation. It is not simply for the beauty of the creation that He gives us forests and oceans, canyons and sweeping sunsets. He is telling a story. There is something that must be created that hasn’t been created yet. And we get to be a part of that creating process.Read More →
Living in Murfreesboro has it’s merits. One of those is that every once in a year or two, we’ll have something go viral that puts us on the map. This story about the Chick-Fil-A manager swapping food for a chance to pray over a needy man has done just that. But not everybody’s happy about it.
Today I want to offer a third perspective on this issue. Hopefully it will be provocative, but not critical or divisive.Read More →
Forgiveness begins with acknowledging you and I have a debt that we owe. It is not a financial debt as Jesus’ story describes. It is a sin debt. Our sin separates us from God. We have to recognize that this is the reason we are soulstuck. Read More →
If you are interested in learning how to walk alongside God in an apprenticing/mentoring relationship, I encourage you to subscribe and get your free copy. This is a great tool for someone who is brand new to the faith to begin learning how to walk in a mentoring relationship with the Master, Jesus. It’s also great as a beginning primer on what it means to be an apprentice to JesusRead More →
With all of the buzz about letting people into our borders, it seems to me the Christ-follower in the Western world must begin to examine what we really believe this Christmas. Our tendency is to politicize the tragedy of human suffering and label the masses instead of welcoming them. Read More →