kingdom

Tweets on The Gospel

While these upcoming tweets are scheduled for July release on my feed, I thought they should have a home here early. (Thanks, Scot). Happy head-messing! Christopher ___________ The Gospel is the proclamation of all that Jesus is, not what we get because of who he is. Saying the Gospel is Read more…

LEADERSHIP

Arresting Our Perspectives

Sometimes our perspectives need arresting. The out-of-control, self-centric world view that plagues those of us who live amongst the earth’s most affluent societies is a beast that needs constant taming. The fix is quite simple really: force your sane self to show your perspective-less self the images and stories that Read more…

business

Weight

I’ve been feeling a lot of pressure. While I can’t see it, I can feel it. Weight. Something pressing’s down on me. Many things, actually. And they’re not bad things. They’re good things. In fact, they’re God-ordained things. Serving my wife, stewarding my kids, taking care of our home, investing Read more…

culture

On Romans 12:12

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. (Romans 12:12 ESV) There are some hard truths in the Bible in that they are difficult to get away from. Impossible, in fact. They’re non-negotiables, ones in which we cannot expect to find favor with God over, or even Read more…

culture

The Mechanics of Gratitude

Gratitude is a construct of perspective within context.  The more barren the context, the less biased the perspective, and the more grateful the viewer to any superior offering.  The more affluent the context, the more the viewer must diligently work to keep his perspective from drowning amidst the waters of Read more…

sailing

Diving For Lost Treasures

I lost my anchor yesterday. One minute I had cleated off the line as I have a hundred times before. The next minute I’m noticing we’re drifting far from where we’ve anchored. I step lively to the bow and… …nothing. The anchor, chain and 200-feet of line are completely missing. Such is Read more…