Yesterday, I heard the big brown truck before I saw it.Continue reading
About this time each year I feel compelled to offer the same brief advice, specifically to my fellow Christians.Continue reading
Sure don’t have everything figured out. About politics or a lot of things. But a few thoughts for your consideration:
What we believe and how we represent it are inseparable. Passionate and compelling or passionate and ignored. It’s our choice.
Being a good Christian might mean being a bad Republican or bad Democrat.
God loves the people of America. And Zimbabwe. Equally.
Whoever wins, God put them there (see Bible).
All power is temporary.
What God’s doing in the world doesn’t hinge on November. He’s not that small.
There’s a big difference between vertical and horizontal. Pull up. Peace and perspective are neighbors.
Sarcasm at its root is pride. Labeling is easy and lazy. And choir preaching isn’t leading.
Secure people rarely shout.
The ends don’t justify the means. That’s called amorality. Excused character corrupts good policy, and leads to future irrelevance.
Learn to cheer with humility and concede with grace. You’ll have the chance to do both.
If you hate a Christian who votes differently than you, you really don’t love God (see Bible).
The amount of emotional energy we put into our respective exultation or disappointment with the election results gives a hint as to whether idolatry is in play.
God’s a lot of things. Surprised isn’t one of them.
This isn’t all there is.
No, really. This isn’t all there is.
As the day gets started, please remember God’s proximity to your life.
He’s not just observing. He is with you. Alongside. Adjacent.
Through all that happens today… the good, the challenging, the ups and the low points… there.
If you’re feeling anxious, tell him. If you need reassurance, ask him. He has a way of bringing others into your orbit to provide confidence to you that he’s listening.
Every moment of a day called Today, he’s there.
At no point are you alone. Walk on. Aware and believing that your life’s audience includes the One who created it.
A whole bunch of people.
In front, a river.
Just water. Continue reading
It’s hard work to stay positive.
But in order to stay positive, you have to first be positive.
Writing now what I plan to say then…
It’s been a long time. Really long. Continue reading
So, God, it’s us.
The whole world. Continue reading
It takes faith to believe any of ’em. Continue reading
Everyone has an opinion.
I do, too.
For temporary power and policy advancement, it seems future moral credibility is being exchanged, with the magnitude of the actual cost only realized when legitimate words to come are summarily deemed irrelevant, and perhaps most tragically, the transcendent, ignored.
That’s too high a price to pay.