How to Follow JesusBLOG ENTRY

How to Follow Jesus

A frequent question I am asked:  “How do I follow Jesus?”  Life is a journey.  Throughout the Bible, “journey” is a common image of the spiritual life.   Each follower of Christ has made a life journey with Christ.  Let me roll out the map for you. NOTE:  1) I do

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Introducing Leadership Lessons – The Danger of Leadership IsolationBLOG ENTRY

Introducing Leadership Lessons – The Danger of Leadership Isolation

  In collaboration with a colleague (Dr. Ralph Hawkins, Old Testament Scholar), we just completed a book entitled, “Leadership Lessons: Avoiding the Pitfalls of King Saul.” One dangerous Pitfall of King Saul was his tendency to isolate himself.  When leaders turn their backs on the issues, the critics, and the

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Listen for the Voice of GodBLOG ENTRY

Listen for the Voice of God

We know how to listen for our name when we are in the waiting room, how to listen for our children on a crowded playground, or how to listen for bump in the night that indicated danger.  Yet, how do we listen for God?  Jesus described it this way: “The

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My Soul Purpose – Audio Book, FREEBLOG ENTRY

My Soul Purpose – Audio Book, FREE

My Soul Purpose: AUDIO BOOK, FREE to download or stream and share with your friends and family. Use the link below to listen to each chapter of My Soul Purpose, read by the author. You may stream live to listen or download at NO COST. Shirley and I pray this

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Introducing “Leadership Lessons”  –   It is Best to Learn From the Mistakes of OthersBLOG ENTRY

Introducing “Leadership Lessons” – It is Best to Learn From the Mistakes of Others

    In collaboration with a colleague (Dr. Ralph Hawkins, Old Testament Scholar), we just completed a book entitled, “Leadership Lessons: Avoiding the Pitfalls of King Saul.”  The premise of the book is clear:  It is good to learn from the mistakes of others, namely, the Old Testament King Saul. 

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God is in the QuestionsBLOG ENTRY

God is in the Questions

  At times, our walk with Christ is bright and full of light.  Other parts of the path are dark and difficult.  Richard Rohr suggests that the place of shadows offers deep and lasting new life in Christ: “Religious energy is in the dark questions, seldom I the answers.  Answers

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Life in Christ; Believe and Follow JesusBLOG ENTRY

Life in Christ; Believe and Follow Jesus

  It is encouraging to hear a clear, concise call to the Christian life.  This one is almost 600 years old, yet still fresh and filled with faith: “Believe the Gospel, that is, believe the joyful news of divine grace through Jesus Christ.  Cease from sin; manifest repentance for your

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The Meaning of Life, SeriouslyBLOG ENTRY

The Meaning of Life, Seriously

  Consider:  We introduce the Bible to the youngest of children, yet the wisest of saints and grandest of scholars are confounded by the mystery of the Scripture and the meaning of life we find there.  Frederick Beuchner wrote: “The story that Christianity tells, of course, claims to give more

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Off the Deep EndBLOG ENTRY

Off the Deep End

We have been warned, “Don’t jump off the deep end.”  However, perhaps it is in the deep end we find God waiting for us. Frank Touti, a former Trappest monk challenges us: “Conventional Christians secretly assure themselves that if they attend to the prescribed externals, go regularly to church, and

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Jesus is the Answer; but What are the Questions?   John 16:1-15BLOG ENTRY

Jesus is the Answer; but What are the Questions? John 16:1-15

  When is compromise dangerous rejection of God’s way and when is compromise wise flexibility?  How can we find answers in the Scripture for each new set of challenges?  God speaks through the Bible, through His Spirit, and though you, through us, as we struggle for the God’s direction in

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