March 31, 2020

Who would have thought that GM and Ford could change so quickly and radically? Once they made cars, now in the pandemic, they are making ventilators and masks. Amazing. What a country! Conversion is change—lasting inward change of heart, mind and life. It is not self-h...

March 24, 2020

George Bernard Shaw once said, “The biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” Who among us doesn’t have a personal story to illustrate that? I believe good communication is like a good campfire. It needs constant tending and refueling...

March 17, 2020

Joshua (The Story chapter 7) presents two moral dilemmas. First, the text shows God leading his people into war. Second, the directive is to annihilate. Abraham's earlier intercession for Sodom speaks for us, “Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked?...Far be...

March 10, 2020

Karen and I attended the marriage conference called “A Weekend to Remember” at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids last February. It was a fabulous weekend full of help for today and hope for tomorrow. More than 850 were in attendance and I must say we've never...

March 3, 2020

The drive for self-fulfillment is the Kool-Aid of our culture. Everybody wants to drink it.

“Live your best life”

“Become the best version of yourself”

“You do you”

Here’s the problem with me being me-- I won’t argue that I can’t or shouldn’t try to tease out a better vers...

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