After God’s Own Heart – August 27, 2017

I grew up in a small Pentecostal church in eastern Oregon and the people we went to church with became very much like my extended family. We spent a lot of time with our church family. We went to church three times a week, sometimes four, Sunday mornings &...

Racism is a Giant – August 20, 2017

I was reminded this week by a colleague that prophetic preachers approach both sermon-writing and ministries with the Bible in one hand, and the newspaper, or in my case, the smartphone, in the other. I mean, otherwise, we are too tempted to preach feel-good messages...

When Life Gives You Lemons – July 9, 2017

A man was traveling on a ship when it sank in the ocean. He managed to survive, and made a small raft of some of the ship’s cargo and eventually drifted to a deserted island. He built a little shelter and lived on what little food he had been able to salvage from the...

The Power of Being Named – July 2, 2017

When I was a child, my family got the most adorable blonde lab puppy. He was fearless! The kitchen in the house where I grew up was a little lower than the rest of the house, and you had to step down just 1⁄2 a step to go into the kitchen. And that little puppy just...

Getting Rachael Too – June 25, 2017

I saw a movie recently about a pair of corporate spies who are hired by different companies to, well, spy on each other, so that these companies could outsmart their competitors. Somewhere along the line, the two spies figure out who the other one is, fall in love...