Miracles in the Ashes — California Fires destroyed nearly 6000 homes. Here’s a way to help.

Let’s talk about helping people – here’s what you can do. Read more

As Men, We Honor the Flag. Are We Willing to Defend the Honor of Women?

None of this is cute. None of this is excusable. Especially for those of us who claim Christ to be our King. Read more

Dear Christian: Stand for the Flag, But Please Don’t Worship It

It’s not wise to weave our faith into the flag. We must be loyal to King Jesus before any earthly kingdom. Patriotism is fine, but it’s not Christianity. Read more

A Man Walks Into a Church and Shoots It Up and All We Want to Talk About Is Football

I don’t want to talk football right now. A man walked into a church and started shooting. Read more

Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: A Resurgence in Jobs That Connect

Handmade soaps. Artisan ginger ale. Bottled perfumes. Small-batch roasted coffee. Custom meats.  Craft breweries.  Some of this is the result of the entrepreneurship spirit that is sweeping America’s millennials. Whether it’s starting a business on Etsy or eBay or opening a food truck, the desire for self-determination is a trend that is helping drive this change in occupations. A EY/EIG survey on the Millennial Economy helps us understand what’s going on: 62 percent of millennials “have considered starting their own business.” 78… Read more

Respond first. Think later. This is how we will change the world.

Last week we remembered the horrors of 9/11. This is an anniversary that we should never forget, that we wish had never happened. What a different world we live in. Think of all the young people who have never lived in a world that isn’t reminded of terror every single day. They have never met grandma at the doors of the airport gate as she left her airplane. They have never lived in a world where simple backpacks can’t be taken… Read more

What these seven-year olds taught me about moving beyond sympathy

Earlier this week I posted some reflections on “thoughts and prayers.” I’m not against either, but I think we add another word, “Do.” I just read about three classmates in Northern Ohio who wanted to find a way to help the Hurricane victims. At first, according to their teacher Stephenie Skolosh, they asked the obvious questions. “What can we do? We’re little. And we’re here, far away from them.” Stephanie said she “talked about praying for them.” But the St…. Read more

Thoughts and Prayers Are Great {But We’re Called to Something Much, Much More}  

I’m at the point in my life where I’m no longer satisfied with just Thoughts and Prayers. Read more

I never really knew about God’s grace (until I lived it)

Grace. You’ve heard the word thrown around in sermons, songs and prayers, but do you really really know it? I contend that you’ll never understand it until you live it. The two of them stood swaying on the bus. I was lucky enough to hold a seat so I wouldn’t be thrown about by the potholes that the driver went out of his way to hit. I couldn’t help overhearing their conversation as I tried to look away. One of the men… Read more

Houston — The Water is Wide, but the Faith is Deeper

The air is swampy down here. There’s a musty smell everywhere you go. The only thing that smells good is the occasional front yard bonfire as people incinerate their household items before the mold rots them. Everything else is on the curb, stacked high. A solidarity of devastation, no home is spared. It’s kind of sad to see people’s possessions like this, a premature disposal of a lifetime of accumulation. Maybe things they couldn’t sell in the last garage sale… Read more

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