Category: Thoughts and Reflections

Leadership

“7 Principles to Lead as Jesus Led” by Ed Stetzer at ChristianityToday.com #deilfbtw...

My Eyes are Dry — Keith Green

My eyes are dry My faith is old My heart is hard My prayers are cold And I know how I ought to be Alive to You and dead to Me Oh, what can be done For an old heart like mine To soften it up With oil and...

Love stories…

Perhaps what we need in our hyper-media’ed world of hyper-speed change are not more logically reasoned statements of faith and books of doctrine that attempt to address every possible situation is a constantly changing world, but rather a commitment to the two laws that Jesus gave—Love God and love...

Recovering a sense of amazement…

 For example, in the Narnia series Aslan is not a fictitious representation of the doctrine of God or an abstract picture of God.  Aslan is Aslan.  Nothing more, nothing less.  Yet, in the character of Aslan shines forth something that reminds us of God—a God who is good, but...

Rehabilitation of the imagination

Some have concluded that Lewis, in writing the Narnia books, intended to write a clear and direct allegory of the Christian story; to teach or preach the Christian message through story.  This is not exactly true.  One of Lewis’ primary objective was to “rehabilitate the modern imagination.”  We live...

We Didn’t Go To Church…

This why community and fellowship are so important.  Occasionally we choose to miss a Sunday morning gathering in order to worship and serve in other ways, but even in doing this, we realize how much we need the encouragement and companionship ship of our fellow sojourners....

Free to play the game (of life) with creativity

"…the Spirit of God beckons our souls to breathe in elegant simplicity. Even on pressure-fulled days, we must be free to pick up the pace or slow down. Free to stop and worship God for a few minutes..."...

You know you make me wanna SHOUT!

Who are you?  What do you do?  Why are you hear?   These are questions I get asked all the time.  If I were, in reality, the person most people assume me to be, I would be an Australian on perpetual vacation in a foreign country!   In the...

A Proverbial Journey — Chapter 1

I love the proverbs.  Some are profound.  Some witty.  Some sarcastic.  Some dripping with dry humor, if that’s possible.  And some are downright funny.  Let’s begin with Chapter One: 1:2-3 — Their purpose is  to teach people wisdom and discipline, to help them understand the insights of the wise. ...