The Road to Joy is the happy medium between a self-help book that never gets below the surface to the hard work, and what can feel clinical and unattainable.
In Nauroth’s attempt to make the Nicene Creed applicable to us today, I received an invitation to go beyond the surface. I never thought in the deep diving into a statement I know so well, I’d find myself at the well talking with the Lord.
What does it mean to be brave? What does it mean to take a counter-cultural, yet Biblical stand when it comes to reconciliation to each other and the planet? Such are the questions addressed in this week’s Inputs. Becoming Brave is a must read! It is a timely reflection on what reconciliation is and why... Continue Reading →
What became of the centurion who, at the crucifixion of Christ said, “Surely this man was the Son of God” (Mark 15:39)? Such is the question at the heart of A.E. Smith’s Journey of the Pearl.
I was recently given the chance to read Peter E. Watts Authentic Christianity where he deals with why becoming people more focused on others than ourselves is key to becoming the kind of people God made us to be.
On April 9, 1945 Dietrich Bonhoeffer was hanged for his part in resisting the Nazi regime. Dietrich, along with his brother and brother-in-laws, were all executed for their efforts to stand against the unspeakable injustices happening around them. While participating in assassination attempts might seem a bit bold, Bonhoeffer's (and other's) actions force us to... Continue Reading →
I have written a whole post on the Next Right Thing Podcast before. It is still a weekly staple for me, one that often leaves me in tears on the highway as God is able to break through and gently touch a nerve in my heart. Today the Next Right Thing BOOK comes out and... Continue Reading →
Now I am asking: what did I succeed at today? What little successes, little wins, little "heck yeahs!" did I have? Too often we look at the big things or let one little bad thing define our whole day. But what went really well?
I bought Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford because of the cover but I fell in love with it almost immediately. It is a classic story that has to much to teach us today.