April 27, 2016

In my last post, “Feed Me,” I wrote that comments about “being fed” need a serious cultural reinterpretation. But I really don’t think “being fed” is the issue for most people, even if it feels like the issue at the time. And even if all sorts of evidence and rationale...

April 20, 2016

If you’ve been around church very long, you’ve probably been asked some version of this question:

"How did you come to know God?"

Serving on the staff of a Christian college ministry, I often ask students to tell me their “spiritual story” of coming to know God. What I h...

April 13, 2016

It’s a “mic-dropping” statement; one that seems to trump every agenda, rationale or argument. On the surface, it might seem unassailable. You hear it most often in conversations among believers discussing their level of satisfaction with their church. If they’re conten...

April 6, 2016

I recently heard a fascinating interview of a person relating their experiences on the island of Madagascar. The adventurer was wistfully recalling the quaint habits of the islanders, how exotic it is that the natives do things the same way they’ve been done for centur...

April 6, 2016

Three-year-olds are the undisputed world champions of stubborn resistance.

Years ago on an early spring evening, our daughter Clary was playing in her room when I interrupted to say it was time to get ready for bed. She looked out her window and saw that it wasn’t yet d...

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