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Even Greater Things

Even Greater Things

Jesus takes our breath away with these words, “He (you) will do even greater things than these, because I am going to my Father” (John 14:12). How could this be? Jesus fed 5000 people.  Yet, last evening in the gymnasium at the church where I attend, a few folks from

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God’s Glory; the Devil’s Lie

God’s Glory; the Devil’s Lie

  Consider this thought from a wonderful Christian in the early days of the Church, Irenaeus (130-202 AD):  “The glory of God is a human being fully alive.”  For many, this thought is a hurdle.  It is a challenge to believe that God is glorified when you experience full life. 

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Make Your Choice!

Make Your Choice!

Scripture:  Joshua 24 “Choose this day whom you will serve” (Joshua 24:15).      The final chapter of Joshua summarizes God’s acts to save his people.  After telling the story, Joshua says, “Choose!”  We must also choose.   [CLICK HERE TO LISTEN]

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Begin with the Call of Christ

Begin with the Call of Christ

I minister as a teacher and writer to leaders.  Through my roles as a professor, author and speaker, I work with business owners, non-profit directors, school principals, pastors, and government workers.  In recent months, my message and mission to leaders has revolved around the Old Testament character, King Saul, specifically,

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Introducing Leadership Lessons – The Danger of Leadership Isolation

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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My Soul Purpose – Audio Book, FREE

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 Others

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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Life in Christ; Believe and Follow Jesus

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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Off the Deep End

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 16:1-15

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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