Re-sit the first domino

Re-sit the first domino

The rape. The injustice. The bitterness. The lie that he should even-the-score. The rage. The Orchestrated murder of Amnon, his half-brother. Hiding three years. The revolution he inspired. His death and King David’s tears, “O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my […]

The lie about forgiveness

The lie about forgiveness

Has anyone ever asked if you’ve done something nobody knows about? Or, asked if you’ve had something done to you no-one knows about? It’s not like everyone has a dark secret. At least, not that dark or deeply hidden. But lots of us do.  And few things trigger fear more than a question that threatens […]

The purpose of personal power

The purpose of personal power

In his book, Transforming Leadership, Leighton Ford observes, “Next to truth, the power question is the most important issue for the leader. And it is precisely in relation to power that the leadership of Jesus stands in the greatest contrast to popular understandings of leadership.” In his essay, “Leadership and Power,” John Gardner defines power […]

The Greatest Easter Ever

The Greatest Easter Ever

There are 57 days until Easter. If you read the Jesus Story for less than ten minutes a day you’ll experience the entire life of Christ in chronological order and reach the resurrection on Easter Day. Only 300 copies of this limited edition copy of the Jesus Story remain. I’ve discounted them from $35 to […]

How to lower your stress.

How to lower your stress.

You wouldn’t think something as insignificant as a gear-shift indicator could spell disaster for a car. But it did. I used to own a sporty car that worked great except for the gear-shift indicator. When the indicator was on D the car was in second gear instead of drive. One day I loaned it to […]