Today, the entire world finds itself in a time of vast, uneasy change, where economic, social, political, and religious turmoil are the rule of the day not the exception. And now, we hear about the advent of AI. Our minds can only imagine how much that’s going to accelerate or increase what is already uneasy change. Already, the constant bombardment produces a toxic environment of unresolved stress. Unresolved stress leads to disconnected lives. Disconnected lives lead to helplessness. … [Read more...] about The Search for Significance
I think we can say factually that we are in a crisis of leadership in this country and the world. It is not just political government. Leadership is also suffering in education, business, city governments, families and in the Churches. Today I want to take a practical look at this issue of leadership. It’s not so much a discussion of leadership principles but more about the whole concept of leadership, the nature of leadership. First, I want to look at leadership from a worldly … [Read more...] about The True Nature of Leadership
What is “politics”? How should we respond to the politics that invade our daily lives in the news, workplace, school and from so many social media platforms? According to Wikipedia (which often conveys modern thought regarding a subject): “Politics (from the Greek word, politiká, meaning 'affairs of the cities') is the set of activities that are associated with making decisions in groups, or other forms of power relations between individuals, such as the distribution of resources. The … [Read more...] about Following Politics, Christ, or Both?
It would be reasonable to assume that Jesus Christ, during His human life, was a man of good reputation. But this was not always the case. During Jesus Christ’s life He was considered a deceiver, a blasphemer, demonically possessed, and even Satan himself. A man of “no reputation,” no good reputation (Philippians 2:7). How can this be? How much it must have hurt to be falsely accused by the people He loved and for whom He was to give His life. Surely a good reputation is the primary goal of a … [Read more...] about A Lasting Reputation
Today, I want to think about law and its purpose. But first, Proverbs 29:18: "Where there is no vision, the people perish." The word “vision” in this scripture is used in a prophetic sense, a revealed understanding of a future reality. It says that if we lack a purpose and a clear direction of where we are going, and what we are trying to get to, we are not going to get there. Knowing where we are going and our purpose, our intent, is important. God gives us purpose, He gives a destination, … [Read more...] about Purpose Of Law: The Image of God
As God prepared Israel for its occupation of the land of Canaan – the land He had promised them – He firmly reminded them of the centrality of His law to their existence. He told them that His commandments were near to them – in their hearts (Deuteronomy 30:11-14). God’s law set two clear and distinct ways of life before them. On the one hand was life and good, while on the other was death and evil. The law defined these two ways, so they were clearly discernable. The assault on God’s law … [Read more...] about Choose Life
Have you ever heard someone ask the question: “Do you know the Lord”? It’s a common question often asked by some in “religious” circles. If you were to search the web for that particular question you would find a plethora of websites discussing it. Maybe you have even been asked this question yourself. But have you ever heard this question: “Do you know the Father”? Most likely you haven’t. Have you ever really considered just who the Father is? Even Philip, one of the apostles, didn’t … [Read more...] about Show Us the Father