Baby Steps

It’s not only unnecessary; it’s counterproductive when we turn the fireman’s hose of spiritual verbiage on people who just need to sip the Water of Life. Of course, we want to bring people all the way to a radical conversion on the spot, and there’s nothing better when that happens. But when that doesn’t occur, …

It’s Madness!

When Jesus healed the man with the withered hand in the synagogue on the Sabbath the religious leaders were livid (“filled with senseless rage” - Luke 6:11 NASB). About half of the English translations of this passage render it as “madness.” Jesus does a radical miracle in front of them and instead of celebrating the …

Tune Up and Play Better

“Church History Is a Beautiful Melody Imperfectly Performed… Rejecting Christianity based on the terrible performance of some Christians is like dismissing Bach after hearing my feeble attempts to play his Cello Suites. … The original message of Christ resounded through the centuries like a beautiful melody, even as many Christians failed to play in tune.” …