The main theme of the story of the Fyre Festival is the level of fraud committed by its founder; but another theme that is perhaps less obvious is the deep human desire for life together. And we as a society are just now realizing how desperate we are for it.Read More
Imagine that if there was a banner over your life that was visible to anyone, what would it look like? What would the colors be, what styles and design would you choose? And, most importantly, what would be written on the banner? I’m writing to you, but also to myself, that Jesus should be what is written on this legacy banner.Read More
Maybe you aren’t welcoming a hippo into your home, but are you trying to tame something even more deadly?Read More
Do you ever feel like Allie in the Notebook?
OK, maybe not the part where two really attractive men are fighting over you, but the part where Allie doesn’t know what she believes to be the best decision.Read More
There is but one Truth that can give life to every horror of heart, every sickness of soul, and every misstep of might.Read More
Many of life’s frustrations are birthed out of unmet expectations. Unfortunately, most of our expectations - the ones we put on ourselves or those put on us by others - end up crushing us through pressure and performance. The response is to then lower expectations in order to self-protect and not feel like such a failure.
But instead of lowering expectations, we need to rediscover biblical ones.Read More
We have lyrics tucked away for every occasion, ready to pull them out at a wedding reception, a night out with friends, or road trips. But how many verses of the Bible can you call to mind with the same accuracy?Read More
Last week I struggled to read through a Wall Street Journal article titled “The Children of the Opioid Crisis”. The difficulty wasn’t the astronomical statistics of addictions and overdoses--though they are mind boggling--rather, it was the stories of the young boys and girls who, because of the abandonment of their addicted parents, experience life as an orphan. These children, who have already experienced hunger, abuse, and neglect, now face a growing shortage of foster and adoptive parents as the number of orphans skyrockets in direct correlation with America’s opioid crisis.Read More
Kanye West is a special kind of person. Loathed by some, worshipped by others, it’s hard not to have an opinion on him. Last year alone he went from the mental hospital to meetings with President Trump. His music is vulgar, gritty, and brutally honest, with lyrics of power, fame, and how he thinks of himself as a god. Then one night in 2008 in Singapore, Kanye West starts a freestyle at the end of his concert. During that freestyle, he tapped into the deep need for us all to be human.Read More