THE FAILURE OF BRAVADO

Sometimes we think increased levels of volume or a certain way of acting is evidence of what is called “the anointing.” A true anointing is not of human origin or creation. It is not stagecraft. It is something the Spirit deposits in a life from the realm of eternity....

WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS

It’s nothing new that people would call evil good and good evil or that something known throughout the history of the Church as darkness would now be celebrated as light. In some circles of faith, it might even be considered unloving to define something as evil...
THE GIVING LIFE

THE GIVING LIFE

Atop a panoramic overlook above our home stands a tree beside a trail. For the last 20 years, I have hiked past the tree and noticed increasing numbers of people take it upon themselves to carve their initials into the tree. It is causing damage to the tree and in...

AN UNFILTERED CHURCH

A couple of years ago, I wrote something that angered a pastor. He wrote me privately and voiced his concern. He said since I was no longer a pastor, I should back off writing things that might encourage people in his church to consider a perspective that differed...

LEFT BEHIND

This morning, the words “Left Behind” came to my mind. When I heard those words, I knew the Lord was speaking. Being left behind is not in reference to a movie bearing that title or a particular school of thought regarding the end of time. It had to do with remaining...