One day when Abraham was sitting at the entrance to his tent near the great trees of Mamre, he looked up and saw three men standing nearby. He hurried to meet them and then bowed low to the ground, asking them if he could wash their feet and begging them to stay. Afterward, he went […]
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FOLLOW JESUS?
So, you’re sitting there one day. Maybe you’re alone. Maybe someone you don’t know too well is talking you through it, or maybe your favorite aunt has just finished telling the story, explaining the mystery for what might be the sixth time, and, finally, you get it. The light goes on. It makes sense. The […]
One November day in 2010, much to my surprise and joy, I found a lesson somewhere I thought I’d already learned: Humble beginnings of people with humble hearts produce huge results. For nearly eleven years, I have lived in a small city in the Northern part of Arizona called Kingman. Just about the only great […]
LUMOS! THE LIGHT OF CHRIST SHINES THROUGH AT HOGWARTS
In 2001, I was intensely skeptical about Harry Potter. In fact, I was so skeptical that, as I dutifully accompanied my wife to the midnight premier of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (both to understand her fandom and to satisfy my curiosity), I confidently told a local TV news crew that the event wouldn’t […]
HOW DO YOU LOVE YOUR ENEMY?
As I write on the topic of loving my enemies, I can’t help but think about the times when someone’s words or actions have purposefully hurt me. More often than not I’ve been called words like ugly, or disgusting, told I’m not talented enough, or that I didn’t deserve the grand prize in life. This […]
If you’d like to be wildly unpopular at dinner parties or other social events, try bringing up a scripture passage such as Ephesians 5:22-24 without first explaining that you don’t agree with such ideas. This will certainly earn you some immediate “stink eye” as they say in Hawaii, and it may also end up starting […]