Following the Way, Understanding the Truth, Living the Life

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As Jesus neared the end of His life on earth, His disciples became more and more concerned that Jesus said He was going to leave them.  They had dropped so much to follow Him, and yet here they were coming to … Continued

You Can End Corruption

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Businessweek this week reported that in a recent study by Chapman University it was revealed that 75% of Americans believe that corruption is a factual reality in politics today, making it the #1 biggest area for bi-partisan agreement in the country.  And … Continued

The Power of a Positive Response

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No matter what the situation, God is calling you to respond with love, compassion, forgiveness, mercy, grace, and understanding. Jesus put it this way, “You have heard the law that says the punishment must match the injury: ‘An eye for … Continued

Pursue God’s Best For You

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There is a difference between what you believe is possible and what God knows you are capable of.  There is a dynamic tension between who you are and who you can be.  There is a stretch between your subjective view and … Continued

Up Close and Personal

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Isn’t it interesting that usually when people talk about absolute truth they speak in generalities?  As if to be absolute a fact has to establish a stereotype and so act as a precursor to prejudice? In this worldview, the believer asserts … Continued

Complex, Flawed, and Victorious

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Every life is a story. Every person is a book worth reading. Every human is a complex collage of influences, decisions, and experiences. So, if you are letting your dark and complex past define you, if you are looking at … Continued

Boldly Declare Grace

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Shame. Guilt. Fear. Judgment. Condemnation. Punishment. Isolation. For thousands of years these have been the prescription for and the expected result of sin. They have been codified in legal systems, embedded culturally in societies, and preached from pulpits the world … Continued

From Transparency To Truth

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Transparency is a word that is included on almost every corporate bingo board.  Touted as the key to successful organizations and mentioned regularly by executives and board members at all the major companies, transparency is the established foundation that leaders reference … Continued

People Are People No Matter How __________

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In Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hears a Who, Horton the elephant famously discovers that “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” As I consider all of the violence, hatred, divisiveness, and fear that is making the news all over the … Continued

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