Do you do this?

Do you do this?

After the false alarm regarding a brain disease a radiologist said I had, which a neurologist later said I don’t have, I thought a lot about the brevity of life. And how much time I waste. I don’t like to think I’m lazy. After all, I’m a hard worker. Yet sometimes laziness and I kick […]

Are you open to correction?

Are you open to correction?

If we’re not open to correction then we’re inauthentic. The religious leaders of Jesus’ day had developed an elaborate system of rituals (masks) that enabled them to appear better on the outside than they were on the inside. Over time they convinced themselves they were truly righteous people since they so diligently obeyed all of […]

Fear Isn’t an Excuse Not to Act

Fear Isn’t an Excuse Not to Act

By Paul Perkins While visiting an orphanage in India several years ago, my host asked if I wanted to preach to a group of pastors and widows. I told him “No.” It’s one thing to give my testimony at a youth event, like I did in Indonesia a couple months earlier. It’s something entirely different […]

What I Never Saw Before

What I Never Saw Before

I counted twenty-three times in the Gospels that Jesus referred directly or indirectly to his death and/or resurrection. In none of those instances did the disciples understand what he was talking about. Not once. The most memorable occurred when Jesus told the disciples he must “go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders […]

Something to give thanks for

Something to give thanks for

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday. Unfortunately, I’m too often like a cat living in a palace. Surrounded by beauty it focuses on the bird on a branch just outside the glass window. It places a padded paw on the pane as it craves the feathered food that’s just beyond its reach. The good news is I […]