Being All In Is The Only Way

When was the last time you were fullhearted in anything? Halfheartedness seems to be the default mode for the modern American person. We have our laptop out while watching TV, our phones out while watching our kids games, music in while reading a book, and screens on while we eat. Do we ever just fully... Continue Reading →

No Pain, No Gain?

When we were told that our youngest daughter would have birth defects, possibly severe ones, did I need that situation to develop a sense of ruthless trust in God? Would I have ever made Jesus the Lord and center of my life if I didn't have a breakdown full of darkness, depression, and frustration? Did... Continue Reading →

Where What God Wants Done Is Done

God acts here among us. He moves, creates, shifts, directs, speaks, and transforms. He restores souls. Do you believe this? The place where God gets done what he wants done is called the Kingdom of God. Jesus announced the arrival of the Kingdom of God within himself at the beginning of his ministry and constantly... Continue Reading →

The Uniqueness of the Ordinary

No one in our culture likes the ordinary. Nothing ordinary goes viral or gets likes or gets copied. The ordinary is often shunned as if it is wrong or terribly mistaken. The church in American has picked up the aversion to the ordinary. No church highlights their willingness to meet the ordinary people, provide tools... Continue Reading →

Will There Be Christian Robots?

We are handing more and more of our human duties over to machines. My phone is basically writing my texts for me because it is learning my patterns of communication and use of words. Human chess players are already competing in tournaments, not against machines, but with the machines in what is known as freestyle... Continue Reading →

Why I Am Not A Dad Blogger

I am a parent but I hardly write about parenting. I am a husband but I hardly write about marriage. I hold a managerial job but I haven't mentioned leadership on this blog. I am a member of a church but I barely mention church. I am a citizen of a democracy but I avoid... Continue Reading →

So You Want To Be A Superstar

For as long as I can remember I have wanted to do something great. I wanted to be known for my accomplishments, to be sought after for my significance, to be well known, even famous. There is no denying the pride, greed, envy, and jealousy that is inherent in such ambitious thoughts. And I am... Continue Reading →

Reality Bites: What We Can Count On

In Wichita, James Bryan Smith talked about reality. He said that reality is "what you can count on." He also referenced Dallas Willard's definition of reality as "what you find out when you find out that you are wrong." Are there things that we can count on that are constantly hiding behind our wrong assumptions?... Continue Reading →

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