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Christian Life
February 19, 2019

First Meeting

Last week I went to Alcoholics Anonymous for the first time. What do you say after a sentence like that? I feel pressure to qualify it somehow. Like, listen. I’m…

Culture
February 14, 2019

Christ Has Always Been Light

I love a good object lesson. I’d like to think that’s part of how God made me. If you take a quick look at Jesus’ ministry, and add up all…

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Calling
February 14, 2019

What Baked Potatoes Taught Me about Renewing My Mind

For nearly two years now, I’ve been seeing a counselor every week. This week, we talked about something I never expected: baked potatoes. Here’s the context: Imagine I just cooked…

Leadership
February 13, 2019

Lessons Learned from Changing Seasons

My kids are totally giddy about the changing of seasons. Last week we moved from winter into spring – although someone forgot to tell the temperature…it was almost 70 degrees….

Christian Life
February 13, 2019

Valentines for the Real People

This week the world is a little more aware of relationships.  Whether we’re sending chocolates to a secret crush, buying flowers for a spouse, baking cookies for our co-workers, filling…

Christian Life
February 11, 2019

A Hymn Worth Remembering

While there are dozens of hymns that I could point to as my favorite (“Come Thou Fount” was a contender), the top prize on my personal list has to go…

Justice
February 8, 2019

Infanticide is No Longer a Myth

As someone often asked to give my perspective on abortion and legal developments, I have confided carefully over the past few years that I foresee that abortion and even late-term…

Culture
February 8, 2019

Does Satan Hate Women

I once asked a male friend, “Do you think you’re more in the image of God than me because you’re a male?” He seemed unsure of himself and uneasy, but…

Leadership
February 6, 2019

Why Resolutions Fail

I once read this great illustration in Reader’s Digest: My friend Kimberly announced that she had made a New Year’s resolution to start a diet to lose some pounds she…

Christian Life
February 6, 2019

When Zeal is Based in Ignorance

“If it wasn’t for guns we wouldn’t be in this mess!” “If someone was carrying a gun, they could have prevented this disaster!” “It’s those corrupt cops that get away…

Calling
February 5, 2019

Lifting Our Eyes

Recently, at various times and in various places, I’ve found myself feeling a little purposeless. On the days when life feels like it’s passing too slowly, when every day begins…