Bringing Up Buried Treasure

Though we’re all susceptible to living shallow lives, essentially we are beings capable of living lives of immeasurable worth. Most people have lost hope for meaning and need to be provoked to believe that they’re not merely what they appear to be on the outside. They may live primarily from––and/or for––their exterior, unaware that they …

Accidental Evangelism

The story of Rahab’s rescue from the destruction of Jericho has been the basis for our discussion of how God prepares people for hearing the good news by installing a supernatural wonder in their hearts. Let’s turn our attention now to the “witnesses” commissioned to share that news with her. I’m not saying that Joshua’s …

What mentors do…

“The purposes of a man's heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out.” Proverbs 20:5 Since I turned about fifty I gave myself permission to think and act like a “mentor.” Helping a number of young spiritual leaders in the City (San Francisco) is one of my most exquisite joys these …