Category: General

Who told you that you were naked?

For years now, my first week of January involves keeping close tabs on one of the most influential Christian conferences in the world that takes place near me in Atlanta, Georgia. Passion 2018 has ended, but each talk is posted on YouTube. I have been making my way through each session in chronological order and…[View Article]

Is there room for Jesus in your inn?

Every year I focus on a particular part of the Christmas story on which to meditate and I have become smitten and convicted by a verse that might appear quite mundane at first glance: And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because…[View Article]

Finding Peace in the Midst of Life’s Storms

This year’s particularly intense hurricane season is providing a natural visual aid on the topic of Finding Peace in the Midst of Life’s Storms. I thought it would be fun to post a talk I gave last week about when Jesus calmed the storm as described in the account found in Mark 4:35-41. Do any…[View Article]

Are you willing to make an opening in someone else’s roof?

This week I read the story of men who brought paralytic man to be healed by Jesus (Mark 2:1-12). Jesus was in a house preaching when four men carrying a paralytic man showed up, but they “could not get near him.” Did they give up? Did they stand there waiting in hopes of still somehow…[View Article]

Summer Prayers: Lord, protect my children!

This week I listened to a group of mothers discuss their rules and guidelines about sleepovers for their children. Threaded through the conversation was the responsibility we all have to protect our children. Since then, I have not been able to get the topic off my mind. I left the conversation thinking, “Yes, of course,…[View Article]