On August 24, 2014, I had the opportunity to deliver this message to my home congregation, Rockpointe Community Church. The message tackles some of the reasons that individuals give for not committing themselves to a church community, and encourages those in the church to be more intentional about the community we’re building.
We need to “wait upon the Lord,” but that doesn’t always mean being passive. Not long ago I re-read the story of Joseph in Genesis 37-50. This gifted, Godly man’s experiences of being sold into slavery by his brothers, rising to prominence, being unjustly imprisoned, gaining even more respect, and ultimately using his good fortune to[...]
Have you ever just needed some time alone–but couldn’t get it? How did you respond to the people interrupting you? If you’re anything like me, chances are that you felt–and probably expressed–some irritation. (To my own dismay, I even did it while writing this post!) A wise person, however, doesn’t express their anger right away.[...]
This book is the signature work from a profoundly gifted man through whom God has done amazing things. Abdu Murray’s life story embodies Christs’s call to “take up your cross and follow me” more than anyone else I know. He decided to embrace the Bible because he believed it to be true, despite the gut-wrenching[...]
Proverbs 4:7 tells us, “The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” And in verse 9:10, we read that “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” When we read the word “LORD” in all caps like[...]
Thank you to “Peter & Shannyn in the Morning” for interviewing me today on Family Life Radio about my book, “What Would Jesus Post?” Great questions and a good dialogue about using wisdom online.
On February 8, 2014, the Horizon Bookstore in Traverse City Michigan offered me a chance to hold a book signing. I got a chance to talk with several interested (and interesting!) people, and get the word out about using Biblical wisdom online. Thank you to Horizon Bookstores, and to all those who stopped by to[...]
What we believe about humanity’s origins and the creation of the world matters. We can’t claim to have a complete worldview or a coherent opinion on the meaning of life without having some opinion on where it all came from. A Biblical worldview acknowledges God–Yahweh–as the source of all that exists. Genesis 1 lays out[...]
I’m grateful and excited to report that there’s been a surge of interest in my book, What Would Jesus Post?, over the past few weeks. Some examples: On Saturday, February 8, from 12-2 pm I’ll be doing my first book signing at Horizon Bookstore in Traverse City, MI. Christian Digital Publishers, Inc., Insight Ministries and Review[...]
On Sunday, January 12, 2014, I shared a message entitled “Jesus, Our Wisdom.” I discussed: Biblical wisdom as the guiding principle of a Christian’s life; what and who wisdom is; snapshots of Jesus’ life that display his wisdom, and how we can all gain wisdom. Below is a video of the message, as well as[...]