Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Saturday, April 25, 2009


I was feeling guilty the other day thinking about going away on sabbatical. I thought how selfish to not be working, to not be with my family and then a friend gave me Wayne Cordeiro’s book “Leading on Empty.” We all need to rest. Too few of us even follow the biblical mandate for one day a week much less a sabbatical year or a monthly retreat day. We think it’s too impractical—but then so is burn out, depression, divorce, and open heart surgery. So I put some things in perspective and am now preparing my heart and my soul for renewal. Maybe it’s time for a little impractical retreat in your life.

**I will be on sabbatical May-July.**

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Facebook for Christ

Facebook is a phenomenon of social networking where you can re-connect with old friends and admittedly people you vaguely remember. My wife and I have been re-connecting with friends from what seems like a lifetime ago and yet we have found some amazing relationships that we would have jettisoned had it not been for the Facebook phenomenon. I have been able to tell my ONE story and Jody has been able to share what God is doing in her life. Facebook is famous for inch-deep relationships but also for reconnecting with meaningful friendships that slipped somewhere along the way. We have decided to use each of these to influence others for Christ.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


“What evidence?” I was asked. Well, I said there is the historically documented empty tomb by the Roman guards as recounted by Josephus. There are the eye witness accounts by the disciples. The radically changed lives of those very same disciples who at the threat of death testified to what they had seen. The of course there is Paul, the ‘Osama Bin Laden’ against the early church who is now the leader of the early church. Then I said, “If this were a court of law and this was on trial and we had physical evidence and eye witness accounts and the charges against us were conspiracy…is there reasonable doubt that we wouldn’t be convicted of conspiracy?” You bet! But even more—He lives, and He lives in me. The Christ I see in you and the one you see in me is proof enough. He is risen, He is alive and He is alive in you.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Twitter is communicating in under 140 characters. The challenge is to communicate something meaningful.

I was once blind now I see. Now you try.

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