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Life’s Challenges

The Corona Survival Guide for Parents

Day 1 Start and end with grace Question: What’s the definition of a hot mess? Answer: Trying to video chat while your three-year-old is…

Life’s Challenges

In a corona world, love like a local

I made the mistake (again) of checking the news today. The headlines (again) were global. “America may be at its most dangerous point.” “Italy…

Life’s Challenges

Blessing #2: Teaching Us Humility

Every time I read the news (which might be a mistake these days), I find another story of a celebrity who tested positive for…

Life’s Challenges

Coronavirus: The marathon you didn’t sign up for

The Corona 5K officially turned into a marathon. I could almost see the finish line of my 14-day, post-Israel self-quarantine when the news dropped….

Social Issues

Two words to avoid

There are two words I suggest we avoid in describing Christianity. The words are liberal and conservative. At face value, a liberal is “marked…

Life’s Challenges

3 words that will change your corona-year fears

I am writing these words while quarantined. My bedroom has become my new office and our basement card table my new work space. Here…

Life’s Challenges

Spread peace

I’m out of toilet paper. This is ridiculous. I don’t even understand why people are hoarding toilet paper, but now I’m regretting that time…

Living My Faith

3 words that will change your Valentine’s Day (especially if you’re single)

In my almost 40 years on the earth, I’ve experienced the four emotions of Valentine’s Day—loneliness, euphoria, pressure, and apathy. From puberty through my…

Life’s Challenges

Are there idols in your life?

Recently I’ve been reading through and teaching parts of the Old Testament. It’s easy to throw our Old Testament ancestors under the bus. Bowing…

Social Issues

God’s grace is universal

One of the sad characteristics of life on this planet in the 21st century is that we have all gotten more tribal. Under stress,…

Social Issues

Whose ethics?

It’s interesting to see how often business conferences will have serious workshops and keynote addresses on the topic of business ethics. Left unsaid is…

Social Issues

God of the others

“When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born….