How can we pause and follow God each day? What does following God each day look like? Intentionality Following God is a decision. We decide to make Christ the king … Continue reading Following God Each Day
My friend Gregory asked me to share the homily at evening prayers. My friend is a Catholic priest, and I am Baptist minister. Historically, our traditions have not been close. … Continue reading What Can We Do to Build Unity?
Today, a Federal holiday called Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2019, marks day 31 of a government shutdown. What is going on? Leaders painted themselves into corners and moved further … Continue reading We Need MLK’s Unifying Voice Today More Than Ever
“For God so loved the world…” begins one of the most famous verses in scripture (John 3.16). This message is profound and consistent throughout the Bible. In Colossians 1.20, God … Continue reading God’s Love for Humanity & Gillette’s New Ad
Finding clarity can be difficult with so much noise around us. The digital platforms of our lives are full of clutter. On this day 28 of the shutdown, what God … Continue reading God & the Government Shutdown
Risk-taking mission and service ministries bring nothing to the church. Humanitarian projects after a national disaster will not bring new people into the church. Feeding people who live with food … Continue reading Developing Risk-Taking Mission & Service Ministries
Edwards Deming was an electrical engineer who became a pioneer in systems management. He developed sampling techniques still used by the U.S. Department of the Census and the Bureau of … Continue reading What is our church designed to produce?
Being uncomfortable does not come naturally. We tend to avoid it. If a chair is wobbly or has a lumpy seat, we move to another seat, or we try to … Continue reading Practicing Discomfort
Each season brings new challenges and opportunities. As May winds to a close, we move closer to summer. What will the next season hold for you? What challenges lie ahead? … Continue reading Getting Ready for Summer
The world faces peril and needs heroes. It does not need the Avengers or some other superhero. Plastic spreads like an insidious virus over the planet. In the ocean, the … Continue reading Review: A Plastic Ocean (2016)
[This is from The Word–the weekly newseltter at University Baptist Church] Last week, in this column, I asked, “What is the most important question in the world today?” The point … Continue reading Significant Things
Jesus stepped away from the crowds. He took time to reflect and pray. His time in solitude gave him the space to recharge and prepare for what is next. Each … Continue reading Pause and See Christ This Holy Week