Don’t Just Breathe the Air

Billy Graham poignantly described a disciple as someone who “simply believes in Jesus and seeks to follow him in his or her daily life.” There are two big parts to this. First, disciples believe that Jesus Christ is their Lord and Savior. That’s pretty...

We are Being Watched

In watching the Olympics this week, I have come to the conclusion that I’m actually glad I never became an Olympian. Every single thing these athletes do is, for better or worse, seen by millions (if not billions) of people. They can become heroes or villains in...

Channel Anger for Positive Change

1 Samuel 11:1-7   New International Version     Saul Rescues the City of Jabesh 11 Nahash the Ammonite went up and besieged Jabesh Gilead. And all the men of Jabesh said to him, “Make a treaty with us, and we will be subject to you.” 2 But Nahash the Ammonite replied,...

Playing with Kryptonite

If I’ve learned anything from watching comic book movies (and I’ve watched A LOT) its that superheros seem to always have a weakness. Superman has kryptonite, Ironman is limited by technology, the Hulk struggles to control his power, Dr. Strange has great...

Divine Appointments

1 Samuel 9:1-20   New International Version     Samuel Anoints Saul 9 There was a Benjamite, a man of standing, whose name was Kish son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Bekorath, the son of Aphiah of Benjamin. 2 Kish had a son named Saul, as handsome a young man...