We are afraid of death. We don’t talk about death. We hide the weakness that emerges with the onset of death. Not David Bowie. (more…)
God asked Noah to build an ark. You’ve probably heard this account 50 times; Russell Crowe, kids Bible songs, History Channel documentaries, and from the pages of Genesis. But Christians often miss a powerful lesson and instead only consider rainbows and animals two by two. (more…)
Down-to-the-bone honest Christians will always admit that doubt is something which never disappears. Doubts emerge with every new page turned in life and faith. However, (more…)
Alright, maybe Jesus doesn’t have elves and reindeer with shiny noses. I’m not sure if Jesus likes cookies and milk (why wouldn’t He though?), and He doesn’t travel by sleigh as far as I know. However, (more…)
I have expended more mental energy over the years than I want to admit asking the question, “God what is your will and plan for my life?” What if that is the wrong question? What if the amount of time we obsess over the future and our life direction is a distraction from God’s actual will for our lives? So what should we try instead?
“Walk by the Spirit…” Galatians 5:19
I am the sort of guy who loves to live in the future. I’m more comfortable imagining a picture of the future than giving every ounce of my energy to listening to the whisper of the Spirit in the present.
In the words of Francis Chan, let’s not be so preoccupied by our concept of God’s will, that we forget to walk by the Spirit TODAY. Listening to His voice for the day IS God’s will for your life and mine.
Jesus strolled forward, frustrated. His disciples had already attempted to do a good work. They struggled to accomplish what was needed, they made an effort to bring good to someone broken that day, but they couldn’t. (more…)
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have made a bold declaration, 99% of their Facebook shares to charity, or the equivalent of $45 billion. Their motive to give was reportedly inspired by (more…)