Schools are a lot like churches today. People go there because they have to. But there was a time when people wanted to learn about the world. A time when people smiled when they heard the word of God. It was a time when schools and the church served their purpose. As they became successful, the hunger for power destroyed…

Walking towards the unknown

The killing of whole tribes rarely make it into the Sunday morning message. But we hear about it at other places. The world throws it right into our face and the critics proclaim it from the rooftops. In the night, when no one is looking, their doubts become ours and we start to wonder. Wrestling with hard issues is vital to trust…

The legacy of a hero Recently, we mourned with dear friends the loss of one of their own. Gene was a giant in the faith. His life was marked by the relentless pursuit of God. Thousands of people were connected to Christ through his direct ministry. Hundreds of thousands were influenced by the seeds he planted. Gene was a true hero. An example…

Colorful explorations The internet is the world’s window to opportunity. Anything can be done and seen. The computer doesn’t judge us. We’re only one in a crowd of nameless, faceless on-watchers sitting down to feast. Porn is the search for the perfect satisfaction. It’s the hunt for the high we experienced when we saw it for the first time. It was then when curiosity…

The 60s marked a transformation in people’s attitudes. After fighting the Nazis and battling the Viet Cong, after seeing families split up and destroyed, the people despised everything related to war and violence. The hippie movement compensated for the traumas in the past and swung in the opposite direction. From there on, we based our thinking on rejection force and…

Relationships are tricky. Everyone can attest to that. They are rewarding when things go well and drag us down like nothing else if things get bumpy. Yet no matter how much we get hurt, we still go out there for more. We can’t stop because we are made for connections. Our life means nothing if it’s not lived in a context…

Steve Jobs saw the iPhone first in his dreams. Elon Musk had to create the Tesla in his mind first. And David had to think of the temple first before Salomon could build it. None of the great philosophies, works of art or changes in society would be possible without someone thinking of it first. Meaning and purpose drive humans to create.…

This is the last part of a series. If you haven’t yet, I’d recommend you read part one and part two first. So you’re set free? You climb the mountains, break your demons and roar in victory? Praise God, that’s good. It’s the life God promised us. Breathing in the fullness of freedom, from glory to glory. But life gets busy, doesn’t…

This post is the second part of a longer article. I recommend you read part one first. Bill Johnson once said, “Every thought that does not inspire hope is rooted in a lie.” Is everything you believe empowering you, focused on him and expecting his involvement? Do you dream of your destiny founded in the heart of God, living and preparing…

The senses are sharp, and the mind is focused. The arms are raised to protect against the blows. Jab jab boom! He goes to sleep, the fight is over. He had it coming; he had to pay. His raging insults hit the spot. He knew what to say to spark the rage. The words demanded a reaction, and this is…

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