Tag Archive | Jesus

Devotion, January 6

Devotion, January 6

God has to take these sketchy, ignorant, and incompetent outsiders by the hand to lead them into the presence of Jesus. But I like the story better that way… Read more.

Devotion, January 1

Devotion, January 1

Jesus’ first question when he was roused from that maritime siesta was not, “Why didn’t you wake me sooner?” Instead, he asked, “Where is your faith?” Read more.

Help for a Busy Season

Help for a Busy Season

How do you take a next step in a busy season like Advent? Justin Rossow from Next Step Press has a few helpful tips.

Something Different for Advent

Something Different for Advent

Does the world really need another Advent devotion book? Maybe… But only if it’s something more…

A Jackpot with a Countdown Timer

A Jackpot with a Countdown Timer

Let’s imagine this situation: in a very posh casino, with a very unique promotion, and some crazy luck, not one but two people end up hitting an “Easy Money” jackpot at 11:00 pm exactly. The time stamp is important, because this never-before and never-to-be-repeated jackpot comes with $50,000 of the house’s money; but there’s a catch. (Of course there’s a catch.)

Please Pass the Potatoes

Please Pass the Potatoes

In response to a blog about making room for doubting people at the table, I want to talk about the different ways we experience doubt depending on whether we came of age in a Culture of Certainty or a Culture of Skepticism. Ultimately, I think we have to lead by combining authentic vulnerability, struggle, and doubt with authentic trust, delight, and dependence on Jesus. And there has to be room at the table even for those who are uncomfortable with uncertainty.

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 […]