What I Learned About Love This Morning

The first thing I read this morning was “Love one another like I loved you.” That’s Jesus command in John 13:34. The first thing I thought this morning was: I can’t do that. I can’t be gracious. I can’t be compassionate. I can’t be generous. I can’t forgive. I...

Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Sunday School

Sat with a young friend at lunch today. Beautiful wife, lovely child, but frustrated by work problems related to being in the family business which was then producing stress in his family. While my friend lamented, I reminded him of the value of what he had sitting...

SIx Steps for the Successful Financial Launch of your Child

  My oldest daughter Madison just graduated from University and took her first professional position in the working world. A few days before she reported for work we sat down with her benefits package and talked about how she should handle her finances going...

Trump Speaks FSL (Faith as a Second Language)

The Donald spoke at Liberty University today. In the brief video clip I saw it seemed to me he tipped his hand that the Bible was not a native or well-learned language to him. He said “Two Corinthians Three Seventeen.” I could be wrong, but it seems to me...

A Better Way to Hire Pastors

I’ve been thinking about the “Pastor Industrial Complex.” That is, the system devised in American evangelical Christianity whereby we send our young ministers off to seminary for training, then hire them on to church jobs in the same way that...

Deep Satisfaction

Kelly and I were driving home from church today, separately from the girls, and talking about how proud we are of them. They make me want to bust my buttons regularly. (No surprise to you weary of my brags on social media. Imagine what its going to be like when I have...