PARTNERS WITH GOD

Before anything we could label “the beginning” began, God was present. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit – that exact Trinity existed long before the angels were created, even longer before the Garden of Eden grew into lush maturity, and even longer still

REAL SAVIOR. REAL LIFE. REAL ENEMY.

In the Judeo Christian worldview, there’s a concept of light and dark, of good and evil. And this worldview emphasizes the importance of believing in a real and actual good God, as opposed to a person-less force of good. It also invites me to embrace a real

FOLLOWING JESUS

I grew up in a faith tradition where following Jesus meant obeying the cultural rules associated with Jesus. We would hear that preached all the time. One of our pastors always spoke about the evils of cigarette smoking, and would openly question how anyone could be a

BURNED OUT: AN ANONYMOUS LETTER TO CHURCH LEADERS

I received the following letter from a forty-something man. He had heard me speak at a conference, and handed it to me as he shook my hand after the presentation. If I didn’t know better, I kinda thought he might be Special Ops or something. It felt

THE MOST DIFFICULT PART OF LOVING SOMEONE

As you discover the Sacred imprint in you, you’ll naturally desire to grow closer and closer to people. This is the way God intends for it to happen. But something else will happen as you pour into these people. We’d rather not admit what we

ARE ARTISTS BLINDED BY THEIR OWN PAIN AND BROKENNESS?

Artists are bent toward pain and suffering and brokenness. Van Gogh cut off his own ear after an argument with a friend. Charles Dickens and Tennessee Williams suffered from clinical depression. So did Ernest Hemingway, Leo Tolstoy, and Virginia Woolf. Make no mistake – artists