Jesus Started a Church for Misfits

Jesus Started a Church for Misfits

If I were going to start an organization that would fix all of the world’s biggest problems, I’d need to hire the best and brightest. I’d look for people of character, for sure, but I’d also look for people with the right blend of education and...
The World is in Very Good Hands

The World is in Very Good Hands

Which is it? That the world has gone crazy and everything is bad? Or that the world is at peace because God is in control? Perhaps the answer is a bit of both. God made a perfectly peaceful paradise and offered it as a gift to be stewarded by mankind. Then… sin....
Living with Kingdom Priorities

Living with Kingdom Priorities

When someone says, “I’m concerned…,” we usually perk up and listen. It signifies that whatever is spoken next is deeply personal and pertinent in the moment. You can tell a lot about a person by what they are concerned with at any given moment in life. When we are...
The Good News of the Kingdom of God

The Good News of the Kingdom of God

When you’re thirsty, the arrival of water is good news. When you’re hungry, food is good news. When you’re hurting, healing is good news. And when you live in a world where everything is flipped, the innocent are oppressed, unrighteous people rule,...
How to Make Next Year Your Best Year Ever

How to Make Next Year Your Best Year Ever

Think back with me to January One of this year. What were your resolutions? And if you don’t “do” resolutions, what were your intentions? What were your goals and dreams? And how have you done with them? There is a spiritual truth I learned long ago...
Good News: King Jesus Saves and Reigns!

Good News: King Jesus Saves and Reigns!

We love to take biblical words and weaken their meanings by adopting them for our own usage. One such word is “gospel.” We use it in a light-hearted way when we refer to something as “the gospel truth.” Like when we say, “Donald...
What Life-Giving Labels Are You Proudly Wearing?

What Life-Giving Labels Are You Proudly Wearing?

Leader and loser are both labels. One, I avoid and the other, I wear gladly. Derwin L. Gray wrote a fantastic book about living under labels called Limitless Life, and I once turned his book into a sermon series. It was a huge hit because we all live under the...
The Great, Glorious Agenda of King Jesus

The Great, Glorious Agenda of King Jesus

I posted something negative about abortion on Facebook and then watched a mini-landslide of comments come in calling me all kinds of not-nice names. Others jumped in to stand up for life but it just wasn’t a pretty moment at this table of strangers. This issue,...
Living With a Single Priority

Living With a Single Priority

Priorities. Did you know that word actually means pretty much nothing? The word priority comes from the Latin word prior which means former or first. That which is a priority is first. It’s the source out of which something else comes. So to have many different...

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