Changing the World is Hard

Oh back in the day.  Back in college and seminary when I had great aspirations to change the world.  As I have grown older this desire has not stopped through, I still believe that God changes lives, and I want to be part of God’s transforming work in the world around me.  A few weeks […]

For Those

(Original post March 24, 2010) This past week I was listening to the Rush of Fools song, “For Those.” And the words of the chorus struck me in a new way: Lord we know it’s for those You’ve come Lord we know it’s for those You’ve given Your Son Lord we know it’s for those […]

Spiritual ROI

For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?  For what can a man give in return for his soul? Mark 8:36-37 ESV A common term in business is “return on investment (ROI)”.  It is defined as, “A performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment or to […]

A Little Help Here

“One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water […]