Playing it safe is folly

What if playing it safe is stupid? Many, many Christians are atheists unawares. These words have been ringing in my ears all day long. Regardless of what we say we believe, what do our lives reveal about our true belief? The deepest (and truest) parts of me long to pour myself out for the nameContinue reading “Playing it safe is folly”

Especially for leaders – questions I ask during a fast

Questions I ask during a fast, directed especially toward our leaders: How can I bring the most GLORY to God through my life, family, job this year? When I’m at my best, what do I BURN for? What desire is so strong I’d be willing to overcome the obstacles?  What do I know I amContinue reading “Especially for leaders – questions I ask during a fast”

‘Twas the night before Elections

‘Twas the night before elections… And I can’t shake the words of Abraham Lincoln. “Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.” Should we have such a concern? There is a parallel thought in the book of Joshua. Commander JoshuaContinue reading “‘Twas the night before Elections”

Indian observations … under-promise, over-deliver

In just a few weeks we will have our beloved Indian justice-working, slave-freeing missionary Sam with us in Gainesville. To start to prepare our hearts, I thought it might be good to post my initial reaction to my trip to India back in January: India.  An under-promising, over-delivering Church. You need to know what aContinue reading “Indian observations … under-promise, over-deliver”

What I learned from al Qaeda on 9/11

Five hundred thousand dollars. That number blows my mind. Not because it’s so big, but because it’s so small. That’s what it cost al Qaeda to pull off the attacks of September 11, 2001. A half a million dollars to alter the mindset of a culture. A half a million dollars to inflict somewhere nearContinue reading “What I learned from al Qaeda on 9/11”