In the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Harrison Ford plays Indiana, the adventure-prone professor of archaeology. At one point he comes to the edge of a massive cliff and needs to cross the huge gorge in front of him. But there’s no bridge! It’s definitely too far to jump across. So he checks … Continue reading The faith of Indiana Jones
Last year I overheard a child ask his mother this question: “What is Easter about?” The mom paused for a moment and said, “It’s about family and fun and chocolate and spring.” A part of me wanted to whip out my Bible and say, “Actually, it’s about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ!” But … Continue reading At risk of contamination
People can be really… annoying! Who knows, maybe you think I’M annoying. (Maybe people think YOU’RE annoying!) Either way, you and I live our days with other people—many of whom rub us the wrong way. You know who I’m talking about! It could be someone at work, school or church. It could be someone on … Continue reading Annoying people
Have you ever felt like you were at the end of your rope? Like you had no energy, patience or resources left? Those are often the times that we call out to God the most. Because we have no energy, patience or resources left, the illusion of our own self-sufficiency is shattered. We realize we … Continue reading At the end of your rope
Ever wonder if there's a basic morality that people share regardless of country and culture? This devo tells us more, and what it means.
All of us struggle with something. But many of us keep it secret. Some of you struggle with over-spending. Some of you struggle with pornography. Some of you struggle with body image. Some of you struggle with over (or under)-eating. Some of you struggle with addiction. Some of you struggle with gambling. Some of you … Continue reading Secrecy strangles
The famous Billy Graham says that prayer is the “sweetest work of the soul.” If that’s true, why do so many people struggle with it? One of the continual refrains I hear is that prayer is hard work and that it’s easy to get distracted. So today I’d like to offer super-practical advice to those … Continue reading Like you’re actually talking to the King of kings
Have you ever noticed how the Bible is packed with statements about God wanting us to worship, glorify and serve him? And have you ever thought to yourself, ‘Doesn’t that seem kind of selfish? Why is the all-loving God so consumed with his own glory?’ Well, it’s actually for our benefit. Let me explain. Last … Continue reading Stopping problems from putting down roots
I work out 3 or 4 times a week. And let me be honest with you. It’s not my favourite thing to do. I like how it makes me feel, and there are definitely some beautiful trails to bike and paths to run. But before I start, I usually have to convince myself it’s a … Continue reading Your second wind
Are we just here by chance, or by design? Are we the result of randomness, or is there an orchestrated intelligence to life on earth? A lot of people feel that chance and randomness are the order of the day. But are they sure? The question we need to ask is this: Where does the evidence … Continue reading The language of God?