“Authority” Who Has the Last Word?

“Authority” Who Has the Last Word?

Who gave you the “authority?” We start asking it at birth, asking it as children, and continuing to ask as adults. It was the question the Jewish religious leaders asked Jesus in Mark 11:28-30. But it is the response that Jesus gives that forever answers...
“Authority” The Word that Causes Riots

“Authority” The Word that Causes Riots

Who gave you the “authority?” We start asking it as toddlers of our parents, and it is what we’re asking of our leaders more often today. It was the question the Jewish religious leaders asked Jesus in Mark 11:28-30. Jesus responds not with an answer...
Skiing Off Piste To Change Culture

Skiing Off Piste To Change Culture

The French call the groomed ski trails on the slopes the piste. As a snow skier, and having had the opportunity of skiing in the French Alps, I got familiar with seeing the signs on the slopes warning me not to ski off-piste. In the U.S. we call it backcountry or out...
Heavenly Minded and Earthly Good

Heavenly Minded and Earthly Good

Ever hear the saying, “He’s so heavenly minded he’s no earthly good?” Can we be so focused on the things of God that we forget about this world and its importance? I think in reality it’s probably more often the opposite. In our media charged culture the thought of...

Lonely and Lost in Life’s Mess? Embrace the Solitude of Hope

When my 6-year-old brother died on the operating table our family was confronted with horrendous grief. When I stuck my hand into the moving blades of a lawnmower disaster could have happened. When national guard troops were stationed at the end of our street because...