Should The Government Regulate High Heels?

Honestly, I’ve never been much into high heels. Given that I’m a 54-year-old male, that’s probably a good thing. About 50 years ago, I wore some of my mom’s high heeled shoes, but only for a few steps before I fell. I couldn’t imagine how people could actually wear them or why they would want [Read More…]

Kickstart Your Dreams

While some folks take the the streets to camp out and protest economic unfairness in our society, others are Kickstarting the economy and advancing their own dreams. While some complain that you can’t get ahead unless you are rich, others are finding ample funding for their creative visions through the online phenomenon called Kickstarter. I’ve [Read More…]

What You (Really) Need to Know

What do you need to know? Really? And how might you be able to learn this? Questions like these are addressed in a tantalizing piece that appeared recently in the New York Times. Written by Lawrence Summers, former Secretary of the Treasury and President of Harvard University, “What You (Really) Need to Know” examines our [Read More…]

A Playful God – Inspiration from The High Calling

A Playful God Psalm 104:1-35 See the ships sailing along, and Leviathan, which you made to play in the sea. Psalm 104:26 Psalm 104 celebrates God the Creator who made all things. Verse 24 sums up the main theme of this psalm: “O LORD, what a variety of things you have made! In wisdom you [Read More…]

Is It Okay to Grieve? Or Should You Just Be Quiet?

Is It Okay to Grieve? Or Should You Just Be Quiet? This post is one of my Daily Reflections that is emailed to over 16,000 people each morning and that appears on TheHighCalling.org. It has elicited quite a lot of discussion, both on TheHighCalling.org site and in personal emails to me. So I thought I [Read More…]

Fascinating Piece on “Business in the Way of Jesus”

I just finished a fascinating article on “Business in the Way of Jesus.” It was originally a chapel presentation by Uli Chi at Seattle Pacific University’s chapel service. Dr. Chi is the founder and CEO of Computer Human Interaction, LLC. I highly recommend that you read this whole article. Here are some tantalizing excerpts: On [Read More…]

When Tim Tebow Loses, Does God Lose Too? On the Contrary!

This is the question posed by religion writer Tom Krattenmaker in his USA Today op-ed, “When Tim Tebow loses, does God, too?” If this seems like a silly question, remember that some Christians have been seeing Tebow’s amazing victories as quarterback of the Denver Broncos as miracles. Particularly inspiring was the fact that in the [Read More…]

Romney, Mormonism, and Evangelicals: What Are the Real Issues?

As Mitt Romney’s march toward the Republican presidential nomination seems almost inevitable, we’re hearing more and more about the discomfort of evangelical Christians with Romney’s Mormonism. Much of what I’ve read or heard on the news seems to be shallow. Often, it misunderstands evangelicals and their thinking. An exception to this tendency appeared recently in [Read More…]

God, Answer Me Quickly! Inspiration from The High Calling

God, Answer Me Quickly! Psalm 102:1-28 Don’t turn away from me in my time of distress. Bend down to listen, and answer me quickly when I call to you. Psalm 102:2 When we ask a question or share a concern with someone, we expect a quick response. Gone are the days when we would write [Read More…]

Bible Scholar Takes Contemporary Miracles Seriously

A recent issue of Christianity Today magazine featured a fascinating interview with New Testament scholar, Craig Keener. Keener, a prolific scholar who now teaches at Asbury Seminary, recently published a massive two-volume work entitled Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts. In his typically encyclopedic fashion, which required 1172 pages, Keener examines the evidence [Read More…]

Prodigious Procrastination and the Great Big Box

When I walked into my office suite today, I saw a great, big box. According to the printing on the box, it contains a new printer for the office. That’s good news, because our old printer is biting the dust, day by day, bite by dusty bite. There’s another bit of good news here. Where [Read More…]

Great Writing on Work and Faith

TheHighCalling.org hosts “Everyday Conversations About Work, Life, and God.” Recently, The High Calling features some of the best articles on work written in 2011. I would encourage you to check them out. You Are More Than Just a Job Title by Bradley J. Moore When I was 29 years old I interviewed for a business [Read More…]

You Belong to God: Inspiration from The High Calling

You Belong to God Psalm 100:1-5 Know that the LORD is God— he made us; we belong to him. We are his people, the sheep of his own pasture. Psalm 100:3 CEB I’ll never forget my first baseball uniform. As a member of the Athletics, a T-ball team in Glendale, California, I was privileged to [Read More…]

How Do We Know God? The Answer of Epiphany

2 Timothy 1:8-11 And now he has made all of this plain to us by the appearing of Christ Jesus, our Savior. He broke the power of death and illuminated the way to life and immortality through the Good News. 2 Timothy 1:10 How do we know God? The Christian answer to this question flows [Read More…]

Keeping Christmas Well: Live with Graceful Generosity

You know the generous grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty he could make you rich. 2 Corinthians 8:9 How can we live rich, full lives? How can we flourish at work and at home, at church and in the [Read More…]

Fascinating Conversations on Faith, Politics, and Culture

Looking for a serious yet available discussion of Mormonism and politics? Wondering about the current state of the religion vs. science debate? Curious about how the religious world looks from the perspective of an expert in the sociology of religion? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then let me point you to [Read More…]


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