May 5, 2021

I believe God is calling his leaders to roar. This is the moment of a generation for leaders to rise up and speak. If there is tyranny, then we need prophets. If there is a need for healing, then we need physicians. If there is a need for reconciliation, we need peacemakers. This is our time to stand and be lions. Read more

May 3, 2021

Retrospect is a human luxury. It’s great to remember the good, the joyous journey of the past. But it also serves as a painful, backwards glance at what-could-have-been, should-have-been. When I look back at some of the decisions I’ve made regarding relationships, actions, and spoken words, I have to wonder, “What was I thinking?” I admit there are times when I wonder what my life would have been like without those stupid, silly, and often sinful decisions. The rear-view mirror… Read more

April 29, 2021

I run from God too. When the hard sayings teachings make me wobble, the internal self against the eternal truth should be an easy choice. But it isn’t.  Running from truth doesn’t make it any less true. I pack my knapsack and announce that I’m leaving. But it never lasts. Maybe for a couple of hours, or days, or weeks. But before long, the call for home is too loud. Read more

April 26, 2021

The arrogant presumption that what we know today is the correct view of history, that we are the chosen generation, should give us pause. We shouldn’t believe that we are the people with the absolute moral authority to look at generations past with a righteous judgment. We haven’t earned that right. Read more

April 12, 2021

Now that Easter is over, my mind has been thinking about the days after his Resurrection. What were the interactions like? Did he lay a guilt trip on those who had betrayed Him? To Peter, he simply said, “Feed my sheep.” Read more

March 23, 2021

It’s moments like this when people of faith need to rise to the occasion by falling on our knees. There is no legislation that will stop this. With 300 million guns in American’s homes, cars, basements and attics, there is simply no way to seize them without a revolution. We cannot arm enough mental health specialists to eliminate all the would-be killers. We cannot monitor all the conversations or social media and hope to spot a sign and incarcerate them “just in case.” Call me “weak,” but I’m praying because nothing else seems to be working. Read more

March 17, 2021

If we don’t begin to embrace Grace, we will devolve into sheer and utter contempt for each other. We are living in a modern society that is at war not against a foreign enemy, but against itself. And every day the narrowness of our opinions grows smaller and our patience with others thins. It’s not looking good for our world.   Read more

March 8, 2021

There is a deep need for voices who can use their words to redeem this culture, to build up others, to edify, and to restore. Our collective calling as followers of Christ is to find ways to heal, to bring together the hurting people. This may be the hardest work of our present-day and I’m praying that an Army of word warriors will rise up and save us.  Read more

February 15, 2021

Instead, live for the dash. These precious moments that God has given you to do something for His glory. We need to begin making a difference in our neighborhoods, our schools, and our workplaces. Read more

February 3, 2021

A new release by Phil Keaggy and Jeff Johnson is the prescriptive medicine for all of us right now. It reflects sounds of the world at large, yet felt right at home. This collection has creative stylings, especially when Keaggy uses the mandolin, mandocello, and acoustic guitars to mimic Arabic and European styles. The electric Keaggy shows up. Other tracks range from moody to gentle to inspiring. But like a good mosaic, everyone will see and hear these a little differently. Read more

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