I never really thought much about it, until now. But, tonight was a really lonely night for Jesus. We love to talk about the cross, but at least His mother was there, and John showed up for that. But, what about the loneliness of Thursday. What a weird night that was. Many denominations typically have … More The Night Jesus Social Distanced
Acts 1:1-11 (ESV) The Promise of the Holy Spirit 1 In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, 2 until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. 3 He presented himself alive … More Hurry Up and Wait!
The Sign of Jonah 38 Then some of the Pharisees and teachers of the law said to him, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from you.” 39 He answered, “A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a sign! But none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40 For as Jonah was three … More Give Me A Sign!
In the Year of …… (Luke 3) Chapter three starts by identifying the exact timing of these events. Those receiving this gospel letter would have recognized Luke’s list of people as important people of the time. There was a certain Caesar named Tiberius, a governor named Pontius Pilate. He mentions the religious leaders Annas and … More To Be Consumed with a Larger Reality!
No one would believe you if you told them in the year 2016, the way to keep in touch with people is by U.S. Mail. Type your contracts on a typewriter and fax them. You don’t need email or smartphones. You don’t need to be on social media. Life is going to get simpler. People … More WWW (Ephesus Today!)
I realize there are similar book titles and sayings that have been used to talk about this topic. It is vital that pastors and church leaders understand the people they are trying to reach. We are asked to go to conferences, listen to podcasts, read blogs and books to understand people. We go out into … More Who Moved My Church?
I find it tragic when I read a Christian post blaming the latest natural disasters on specific sins and how it is a sign from Jesus that these certain people need to repent to prevent certain disasters. I hate it because they look unintelligent and people who are looking for a reason to not believe gently paint … More Seeking God When Hell Breaks Loose (5 Reasons Why Christians Need to Stop Declaring Judgment Over Natural Disasters)
My wife asked me several months ago, why I don’t write about marriage. I shocked myself with the answer I gave. I said, “I guess I don’t feel like I am very good at it.” She didn’t affirm that idea or anything, so maybe this didn’t reflect the truth as much as it tapped into … More 7 Meditations to a Better Marriage!
It has been almost two weeks since the police shooting in Dallas. Whether you live in the DFW area or not, I am sure you noticed that you can’t have a civil conversation about police, race, Islam, etc. For many this has stirred up some deep emotions. For some it takes them back to how … More How Big is Your Jesus?
Many years ago while reading a book titled, “A Tale of Three Kings,” by Gene Edwards, I realized there are only two types of leaders. This is not to say their are not thousands of different types of leadership, or different gift or talent mixes. What this means is there is an either/or principle … More Are you David or Saul?