Dealing with Angry People

Orphans in Your Heart     I have a friend on fire for adopting orphans. He once shared his frustration about many orphan relief efforts like building orphanages, wells, and feeding orphans. “Give the kid a place to live and you’ve still got an...

Why Me? The Most Important Question…

“Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself. (John 6:15)”      I’ve often wondered as I’ve read the Gospel accounts of Jesus why He would do a miracle and then tell someone not...

Voices of Christmas Passed…

Even An Atheist Can Articulate the Gospel     The mid 1800s were approaching and a church organ in the south of France had recently been restored. The parish priest asked a friend to compose a poem to celebrate the event. That friend was a professed atheist named...

Best Christmas Songs, Ever?

My “Final Four” – #4 The Little Drummer BoyTrivia Fun     Nothing you can’t find in a quick Wikipedia search, but noteworthy enough for holiday chit-chat around the egg nog bowl. Written in 1941, first recorded in 1955 by who? The Trapp Family...

Follow Up on "Seeker Friendly" post

     Yesterday, we started off the week with a look at the error we often make in preaching, proclaiming, sharing the gospel: reliance on personal skill and/or clever methodology. Today, I imagine it’s no coincidence that my inbox would contain this post from...