The Bishop and the Singer

After seeing headlines all weekend saying “Bishop Apologizes for touching Ariana Grande,” I watched the video.  I am angry. I am frustrated. There are a number of things this brought up for me… 1) The bishop’s behaviour was completely inappropriate. To watch a...

Should I Pray or Should I Go Now

(the above photo is from a stop in Saugatuck, Michigan earlier this week) In the early 90s, Liz and I were on a missions trip in the Philippines. The van they rented to cart our team around had a wonky starter. Nearly every time we piled in, we’d hear that sound...

When Are You Going to Die?

Yesterday at lunch, M asked, “Dad, when are you going to die?” We were out with the team that is here from Pennsylvania and a couple of them were at our table. They seemed as uncomfortable as I was. I said, “I don’t have any plans. When would...

A Dream Like Mine

I spent the weekend in Brussels for the third weekend of Forge Training, got back, fixed my bike so I could cycle down to Leeson Park for prayer and worship night with Icon. So I had a bunch of things swirling around in my brain as I went to sleep.  I don’t...

Quiet and Bold

If you’ve been in the evangelical church for any length of time, you have likely faced a presentation that goes something like: “If you love Jesus, you should be (willing/able/excited about) going up to anyone and sharing your faith without fear.” The logic goes that...

Playing it Safe

What if? What if I start a new business and it fails? What if I try to reach out and make a friend and they reject me? What if… Have you noticed that when our brains start playing the “what if?” game, they almost always focus on the worst possible outcome? “What if I...