When Worlds Unravel, God Knits Something New

What do you do when the world you’ve known begins to unravel? A close friend of mine has said to me several times, “It might feel like things are unraveling, but at least we know who holds the string.” The first time I heard it,...

Why Your Ministry Should Behave Like a Lava Lamp

Authors and poets have a great gift for using just the right combination of words to create powerful images. They do so with very few words, and the trick is using words powerful enough to convey large concepts. I like words that can do that, such as love, redemption,...

No Greek Heroes Today, But We Worship Other Gods

I like the stories of the ancient Greek pantheon of gods. Their stories are always less godlike and usually way too human, with problems of lust, envy, jealousy and revenge. They can be tricked, lied to and make deals. They are fickle at best. Even in their most...