Ugh. It turns out that we are more like pharisees than we are like Jesus. Barna proves it here. (Click for the study.) It's easy to just belly-ache and complain about how awful Christians are, but let's try something constructive. First, go read the parable of the prodigal son (so called). Imagine that you are … Continue reading More Like Pharisees.
My friend Tony was having a discussion today about how "Christians like to lust after this persecution complex." And I had this thought as someone pointed out that movies along these lines (like the "God's Not Dead" films) inspire them to stand up for their beliefs. What beliefs, though? If "standing taller for my beliefs" means … Continue reading Standing Up for My Beliefs
I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold … Continue reading Keep Dreaming
I heard a statement on the radio that really struck me today. Watching sports and getting emotional about it, as so many of us do, is an excuse to get wildly passionate about something that, in the end, has absolutely no lasting impact or real meaningful importance in our lives. We get all excited that … Continue reading Wasted Passion
Exactly 12 years ago, I was working at the Washington DC convention center (the old one) when it happened... ...today I was reminded, because as I walked into work this morning, our flag was at half mast, and I was assaulted with a handful of images (including that amazing Budweiser ad from that year's Super … Continue reading Dona Nobis Pacem
Today I’m completing my quest to spend the whole month of July, sharing a blessing (most) every day. I saved the best for last, and in fact thought of this one first... but since it's the greatest blessing I think we have on this planet, I saved it for today. Many of you have been … Continue reading The Greatest Blessing!
I’m continuing my quest to spend this whole month sharing a blessing, each day (well, MOST every day), right here on this space. I hope you’ll join me, find your own blessing, thank God for it, and focus on that with me… but it’s up to you. We had an amazing morning of worship this … Continue reading Kids These Days