The Christmas story is a story of supernatural empathy. God becoming man and experiencing what we experience, feeling what we feel. Our nature is to burrow down deep in our experiences, to live according to our entrenched assumptions, but we end up with emotional tunnel vision. We have to be willing to suspend our past experiences, to peak out from our hole and make an effort to feel what someone else feels...
My wrestle to reconcile the busy work of helping run an organization and the moments of relational disappointment in life with the inspirational dreams and undeniable hope that I cannot and will not abandon.
You wouldn’t define my whole family based on one of my brothers, so don’t define the church by just a few leaders.
You and I have a limited influence in the lives of those around us, so I want to urge you to consider using your voice to shift the focus from the cycle of power exchange in the world onto the one that matters.
What if I told you that our suburban communities are facing a bigger poverty crisis than our nations big cities?
When we think about poverty, we often think about L.A.’s Skid Row or a commercial we saw for World Vision – but we don’t usually think about the people in our suburban community.
Yet, suburban communities are facing a bigger poverty crisis than our nations big cities.
Sunday does not always seem to help on Monday.
We leave church inspired by the story of Jesus, but on Monday we are reminded about death & taxes.
But in Bible College, I started questioning that…
As a single person immersed in the Christian world, I have felt pushed towards marriage by well-intended people. I believe that marriage can be fantastic, but it's time we clarify some premises.
Fear is the weapon of the terrorist, but we have a greater weapon: perfect love.
How does putting focus on having a “Christian Nation” dismantle the church from focusing on its actual mission?
Effective rest is not moving at a fast pace on something different – it requires that we change our pace.