Our nation is filled with death, destruction, disease, and division. For the American, the nation is figuratively and literally on fire. In the midst of chaos, it can feel as though our entire world is burning. But history is full of world-burning events like these. We have cycled through eras of confusion and turmoil and … More When the World Burns, What Do We Do?
It happened again. A person of color was killed (murdered) by the police. Don’t believe me? Watch the video, but be warned that it is heartbreaking. The image of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s knee on George Floyd’s neck while he gasped for air and cried for mercy evokes so many emotions. I was shocked, … More The Heartbreak of Injustice and the Hope of the Gospel
It seems like disagreements are not going anywhere, especially in the church. It doesn’t matter what season we’re in, people are disagreeing about everything these days. Sadly, the types of disagreements taking place lack any type of civility or respect. We rarely see healthy dialogue or progress with people of differing points of view. People … More How to Disagree with People
Many Christians live normal lives. They live a life that is not glamorous and is even considered, by some standards, a very boring life. They are not Instagram famous, they’re not mega church pastors, or and they don’t travel the world. They don’t have much fame or popularity to their occupation or their hobbies. Their … More Why You Should Appreciate Your Ordinary Life
Our culture loves to consume. We work, we earn, we shop, we buy. We even shop from the comfort of our homes at all different hours of the day. Our wish lists are packed and nicely categorized and are shared with family and friends. In our pursuits to consume, we do not realize that we … More The Discipline of Gratitude