I love you. I am for you. And I hurt deeply with you this morning. This is not the first time I have felt this way, but I realize I might not have been as clear and vocal with you about it before. Honestly, it's because I assumed you knew. I assumed you saw my … Continue reading To My Black Brothers and Sisters
What would you change if you could? Deep down everybody wants to change something. Would you change a habit you've tried hard to quit and failed? Would you finally put your past behind you if you could? Would you follow through on that diet you've been putting off forever? Would you change your job? Your … Continue reading Do You Really Want to Change?
Hey. Today is World Refugee Day. Check out this video we made that shows what we're doing to love God and love people. I think you'll love it! Learn more about our work here.
A long time ago John Piper wrote a fabulous book called "Brothers, we are not professionals" , a series of essays to pastors to abandon the professionalization of the pastorate and pursue the prophetic call of the Bible for radical ministry. Today I'm adapting the title to an area that I believe has become necessary and … Continue reading Brothers, We Are Not Politicians.
You ever try to run your world? And quickly realize you can't. You're a complete failure at it. You can't even get the basics right - or at least that's my story. Then you stop long enough to look around you at the world at large and for a moment you're utterly astounded that things … Continue reading Can Wonder Woman Save the World?
I have been itching to tell you what I'm about to tell you today. #1 Morning Minutes Is Coming Next Week What are Morning Minutes, you might be wondering? Don't worry. I made a video to tell you all about it (see below), but the bottom line is that it's awesome and it's coming next … Continue reading Some Pretty Awesome Updates For You!
I am a list maker. I love everything about the list. I love crossing things off and seeing the list shrink. I love the organization of the list and the visual management of my life on paper. I really love the list with all of my heart. And when it comes to the list, I've … Continue reading For all you list makers out there: why the list must go.
I hope you never watch the show. I managed a whole 10 minutes before I shut it off and wish I hadn't wasted the time. Here are 13 reasons why I hate 13 reasons why so much: #1 Because of my Pediatric ER on any given night Let me start by saying that I know … Continue reading 13 Reasons Why I Hate 13 Reasons Why
Nothing will awaken us to the state of the American Church like spending a week with Christians on the other side of the world. I met a Lebanese man named Adel last week. I'd met him before and he hadn't made much of an impression on me. He seemed uneducated but kind. He had brought … Continue reading What will awaken the American Church?
More than any other question I get asked is this one: "How do I become a Christian speaker?" While the question is meant to be flattering at first, it's come up enough to beg an answer. But perhaps I should start with the obvious: Biblically speaking, there is no such thing as a "Christian speaker". Ironically … Continue reading How to be a Christian Speaker