The Day I Stood in Awe of God

The Day I Stood in Awe of God

The Northwest boasts some of the most beautiful country in the world. Primeval forests form a soaring cathedral over the hills. Sheer cliffs stand hundreds of feet above the ocean. Giant black rocks form surreal towers that rise over the ocean surface, seagulls resting on the black monoliths look like specks of dandruff. Trees, battered […]

Avoid Distractions

Avoid Distractions

Time and again, Jesus reminded his disciples about his and their mission. The day he called his first disciples, they were casting a net into a lake. He told them, “Come, follow me. I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19). After violating all cultural mores and speaking with a Samaritan woman at a […]

Reviving Crushed Dreams

Reviving Crushed Dreams

Between childhood and adulthood something harmful happens.  The world, at some point, crushes our childhood capacity to dream we can make a difference in the world. When I turned ten I realized I would never be a big-league baseball player–this is an acceptance of reality. But the world (a system that leaves God out, 1 […]

God’s Power in You

God’s Power in You

Jesus’ words and deeds on the night of the Last Supper were focused on helping the disciples grasp a truth as revolutionary as the first use of an incandescent light. “On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you” (John 14:20). In […]

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 […]