To My Black Brothers and Sisters

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.

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Brothers, We Are Not Politicians.

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.

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How to be a Christian Speaker

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:

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How the resurrection changes everything

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 eventually walked into a freezing pond where she was eventually found face down.

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A brief and riveting personal update

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.

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For Those Who are Weary in Waiting

Weariness creeps up on us unawares – sort of like the flu.

One minute we’re fine, the next we feel like death swarmed over us.

I finished speaking at a singles event last week when a woman with kind eyes came up to me. “I loved your message”, she said, “I’m still waiting on the Lord”, then her eyes filled with tears as she continued, “But I’m weary in the waiting.”

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