I’m nervous and curious

I’m nervous and curious

I’ve got to admit, I’m nervous. Not a frightened kind of nervous. But an excited kind of nervous. Like a kid before the first day of school. Or, an athlete before a championship game. The good kind of nervous. You would be too, I think. After all, on Saturday morning a project I’ve been working […]

COUNTDOWN: 8 days to launch

COUNTDOWN: 8 days to launch

Several years ago I realized I didn’t know Jesus very well.  This insight surprised me. After all, I had been his follower for four decades, taught about his life and teaching, written two books based on his life and ministry, and contributed study notes on the four Gospels to three study Bibles. So how could […]

The Countdown Begins—15 Days Till Launch

The Countdown Begins—15 Days Till Launch

Never in the history of Christianity has the story of Jesus been told as it will be told on August 1, 2015. Here’s the backstory. After reading it, check out the short trailer to get a glimpse of what’s to come. In March of 2012 I began reading the four Gospels every month. While speaking […]

Give This to Your Friends

Give This to Your Friends

Prompted by the Spirit of God and a desire to talk, I pick up the phone and call a close friend.  The moment he answers the tone of his voice tells me he’s discouraged. “What’s up?” I ask. And then he tells me about his wife’s failing health, or job problems, or a struggle with […]

If You Were Dying

If You Were Dying

In a tiny, 20-by-50-foot air pocket, 24 stories below the ground—nine miners huddled in frigid water—praying for their lives. In a cavern so dark they couldn’t see their hand in front of their face, the men passed the hours snuggled close to each other, and reminiscing about their families. At one point, when it seemed […]