“Come Creator, sculpt your image once again. Come Son of heaven, sit with us in Emmaus. Come Spirit, and breathe Pentecost into our small, religious habits so we can worship you again.”  Calvin Miller, Celtic Devotions: A Guide to Morning and Evening Prayer (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press Books, 2008).
In the late 1800s, Frederick Douglass, a courageous, compelling figure in American history, said these marvelous words: "I do not despair for this country. The fiat of the Almighty--let there be light--has not yet been spent." Think about that. God's fiat, His formal decree or command, "let there be light" has not yet been spent. … Continue reading “The fiat of the Almighty…”
Bear with me and this harsh language. It is intentional and important. I read that line earlier today in a leadership email from Stephen Mansfield. Here is the gist of what he shared, and it is absolutely essential today. We are living in a time when the list of things to complain about seems endless. … Continue reading Bitching Ain’t Leadership!
My latest book, a 365-day devotional called When Storms Speak, is available now on Amazon in both print and Kindle editions. Here is the description from the back cover: “The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their roaring.” Psalm 93:3 As you have no … Continue reading When Storms Speak
Deconstruction has become a popular term today as lots of Christians have questioned certain aspects of their faith. Many people who grew up in certain streams or expressions of Christianity are re-thinking some of the foundational truths that raised them. This is not inherently bad. Indeed, it can be a very good thing for people … Continue reading Disconnecting our Faith