As I write this blog post, it is “Good” Friday. Don’t you find it curious why we label it such in the Western Church? In Germany they call it “Mourning” Friday and in Russia “Passion” Friday. The Eastern Orthodox call…

One of the things I mentioned the last time I preached was that too many times we choose the good over the best.  I see this so often in my own life as well as in our culture.  We get…

It started last fall a few weeks before her 80th birthday.  Declining health sent my Aunt Dorothy on a 4-1/2 month odyssey moving back and forth between three nursing homes and two hospitals.  The journey ended on March 2, 2011,…

I came across this quote, and I believe it is where the disciplemaking movement needs to begin.  I hope as we share Jesus’ way of making disciples it will create a movement of disciplemaking that would impact the church, the…

Have you ever had a bad day?  Have you ever questioned God, “why?”  As I watch the news from Japan, I’m overwhelmed at the devastation and loss of life.  Such sufferings are hard to see. Last week was a hard…