What if Jesus were mayor and board chair

“What would Jesus do if he were mayor?” is the central question of a book I am reading by Bob Moffitt, entitled If Jesus Were Mayor. Moffitt also puts the question another way, “What would happen if next Monday morning starting at 9:00 a.m., everyone in our community started to live as God intends?” “Not […]

Will Gillan’s Dilemma

Willard Gillan went to his bench in the corner of the basement. He had gone to the little workshop almost every evening of November. With each passing hour, his satisfaction had been growing. Willard (or Will as his friends called him) was an artisan of sorts. He worked with paint brushes, wood chisels, sandpaper, and […]

The Heart of a Mentor

The apostle Paul sat in a dimly lit prison cell, knowing that sooner rather than later, the executioner’s sword would swing and he would be cut loose to soar into eternity. No longer seeing through a glass darkly, he would see Jesus face to face…. He would be home!He had had a life full of […]

Forget about inviting HIm without His Bride

I wonder about the Apostle Paul sometimes. Right in the middle of a beautiful explanation about how marriage works, he veers off in another direction and writes, “…Christ loved the Church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her […]

I’m with Him

Michael Coren, sometime ago, told a story about leaving work and being asked by a panhandler for some cash. “I’m not going to give you any money,” he told the man, “but if you’d like to join me, I’ll buy you a meal.” The man readily agreed, and after assembling his posessions (a great many […]

A Surrendered Body: my choice, His choice

Every year Easter takes on new meaning. There was the year when the children were little and they gleefully chanted, “HE is alive, He IS alive, He is ALIVE!” and my heart was reminded of the amazing miracle of the resurrection. Then there was the year when my own son was coming of age and […]

Which Seekers are you Seeking?

My initial years of ministry afforded me the privilege of leading several people to Jesus within in the walls of the church building. These people came seeking answers to spiritual questions during scheduled events and regular office hours. 1 Corinthians 14:23 speaks of just such a seeker, “if the whole church should assemble…and an unbeliever […]

Ways to Fan the Flame

He sat in a dimly lit prison cell, knowing that sooner rather than later, the executioner’s sword would swing and he would be cut loose to soar into eternity. No longer seeing through a glass darkly, he would see Jesus face to face…. He would be home! He had had a life full of adventure […]

It’s healthy to clean up your thoughts

Recently, as part of a prayer exercise, I spent a whole day keeping track of the conversations I had. I wrote down everything that I said and everything I thought for the entire day. There’s something about having to write down your conversations and your personal mind-ramblings that makes you more accountable than you would […]