One Step Changes the World

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“World Changer.” By definition–and I’ve worked hard on this–a world changer is one who . . . changes the world. No applause, please, for my tireless laboring on this topic, at least not yet. The fact is, I’m good at this definition stuff; it just comes naturally. But as we look at world changers, let’s focus on those who change the world …

Where Can He Find Me?

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I am a yogi. Sure, I’ve been told I can’t say this. I’ve been told I’m practicing an Eastern religion, that yoga isn’t Christian enough, that yoga “distracts me from God,” or that it may become “idol worship.” Duly noted. I am a yogi. And I love it. I find Jesus on my mat, and I don’t think that’s crazy …

Google’s No-Doodle Easter

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Checking the news Monday morning, a story on Fox News captured me. Apparently–though I had not noticed–Google had no “doodle” for Easter Sunday. A “doodle” is when the search engine giant plays with its logo to highlight a holiday, which we routinely see on Earth Day, Martin Luther King’s birthday and other occasions. Quick fact: On Sunday, Google did insert …

When Life Sucks*, Jesus Carries Us

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*My apologies for what appears to be an offensive word in the title. But there’s a point here. “Jesus will carry you,” we’re told by well-meaning friends when we face challenges. We smile, putting the best face on our pain. We read “Footprints in the Sand,” because somehow, we’re supposed to just know, Jesus will pick us up and walk …

Celebrating “The Love Chromosome” on World Down Syndrome Day

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Our friends Derrick and Julie Tennant–brother and sister–are incredible people of faith. Julie, by the way, has Down Syndrome so on this day, we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day with her and all others who carry what Julie is blessed to call, “The Love Chromosome.” Julie is now a tee-shirt designer and you’ll be amazed at what she’s done. Take …

One Small Step for Rahab

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By faith Rahab the harlot did not perish along with those who were disobedient, after she had welcomed the spies in peace. Hebrews 11:31   Faith–real faith–can get messy. Because sometimes, faith doesn’t fit in our checklist of “Christian Disciplines” or even The Ten Commandments. So, let’s talk about Rahab. The harlot. The woman who ran around giving herself to …

Crazy Faith? We Need More

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Without doubt, plenty of people see Christians–and Christianity–as crazy. Other descriptions might include “naive,” “foolish,” “nonsensical,” or “ludicrous” (not the rapper, either). After all, we believe in an all-powerful being. We believe God sent a man (Jesus) to save our entire human race from our sins . . . by dying. We believe God raised Jesus from the dead. Then, …