Often, when we come to Christ, we are so sick and tired of the place we are, we just want to get away as far as we can from it. We don’t really care where we’re going. We just want to get away. Any place has to be better than the place we are.
Yet, Jesus seldom encourages this kind of escapism. He never says, “Get up and run away!”
More times than not, Jesus told people to go home and tell everyone what He had done for them. The Gerasene demoniac, Legion, wanted to come with Christ. So much so, we’re...more
You’ll often hear a preacher glibly say, “The death and resurrection of Jesus changes everything!” And while that is true, most of us are left with the perplexing question of “how?” Don’t get me wrong, we understand Jesus died for our sins, but what confuses us is how the good news of Easter is to be applied to the everyday moments of our lives as parents, spouses, employees, employers...more
When I was chaplain with the Brentwood Police Department, here’s one of the things I found out: people don’t pay attention. Drivers run red lights they don’t see, pull through stop signs they don’t know are there, and pull out in front of cars they don’t see coming. And if people are ever asked to describe what they saw, well, good luck. They don’t know what kind of car it was....more
The other day, a friend of mine complimented me for working so hard on my marriage. I understood what he was trying to say and I was grateful for the compliment. I did, however, want to correct his slight misconception of how I try to live my life as a husband. The misconception I want to correct, or at least refocus, is the idea of marriage being hard work....more
Throughout the business world, companies are flattening their organizational structures to put the decision making powers in the hands of those who are closest to the point of highest impact. Men and women who will be affected most by the decision are given the power to make those decisions. The assumption is those people who are closest to the issue have the best understanding of the issue and how...more