Conceptual Metaphors

Beloved, Just Lost

Beloved, Just Lost

It dawned on me in my devotion time just the other day that we usually think the Prodigal Son was OUT and then back IN again; outside the Kingdom and then back inside, where the family belongs. That view of the Prodigal Son aligns with the Story of Salvation in 2 Acts, a common, biblical, and […]

I’m Not So Sure About Certainty

I’m Not So Sure About Certainty

Certainty is kind of a tricky thing. I mean, there are some Bible passages that seem to make certainty something we all should not only strive for, but already have in spades. The flagship verse for certainty is probably Hebrews 11:1. Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do […]

V6 Discipleship: Social Influence (Part 2 of 3)

V6 Discipleship: Social Influence (Part 2 of 3)

Social Influence and Social Ability are two of the cylinders in our V6 change engine. Getting all six cylinders firing together will help move you forward on your journey of faith.

The Whole Pie (X)

The Whole Pie (X)

I got to officiate at the wedding of a college friend this last weekend; what an honor! One of my favorite parts of the service was an image I stole from the groom. He told me the story as we met together to prepare not only for the wedding but for the marriage to follow. […]

Orientation vs Performance: GPS or GPA?

Orientation vs Performance: GPS or GPA?

Behavior matters, but because people are complex, attitude and trajectory over time matter even more.

1st and 40

1st and 40

Does it ever feel like you are way behind the chains and moving in the wrong direction? There is hope!

Look, Lift Up Your Eyes, And See

Look, Lift Up Your Eyes, And See

Warfare, Containers, Harvest, Living Water, and the LCMS Constitution and Bylaws By Justin Rossow One of my favorite moments in the Gospels comes in John, chapter 4, right after the Samaritan woman at the well leaves her empty jug behind to share what she has seen about this Jesus guy: So the woman left her […]