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
A few months ago I was in the ER when we got a call about a 5 year old girl who was found face down in a pond of water. As the story unfolded, we learned that this autistic girl was playing on her iPad and strolled out of the house, not paying attention, and … Continue reading How the resurrection changes everything
I can't decide if I should tell you about my new Amazon Fire stick today, and the ethical dilemma it poses, or if I should gloss over that and simply update you on what's on my burners. This April there's nothing on my back burners. Everything is front and center. This is also my Birthday … Continue reading A brief and riveting personal update