Don’t Work to Vacation – Vacation to Work!
What is the dream life? Early retirement and leisure? 10 weeks vacation? Plenty of time to do what you want? A friend of mine joined a mom’s group about a year ago, and observed that the most frequent topic of conversation was where each family would spend their next vacation.
R.I.P. Chris Cornell
Last night, one of my favorite musical artists and rock-legend Chris Cornell died at age 52. I’m going to eulogize him a bit, and share a few thoughts. He was a part of my own journey into me being me.
The Ground Swallowed Them Up
Today I would like to write a simple blog post about a connection in the Bible I had never seen before. Maybe it will get your neurons firing. Maybe it will encourage you. Maybe you'll have a new reason to think seriously about the faith. Maybe you’ll see a side of 2 Timothy you haven’t seen before.
Only One Way to Heaven?
There may be no part of Christianity that is more offensive to people, both today and throughout history, than the Christian conviction that only faith in Jesus will get you to heaven. Jesus made this clear in John 14:6, when he said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” The disciples echoed his words when they said, “There is no name under heaven or on earth by which people can be saved, other than that of Christ Jesus.”
Changing Church, Changing World
I need to start by tipping my hat to Dr. Tim Keller as I write this blog entry. He has been my intellectual mentor for years, not that I know him personally. He has been writing his blog about the unique challenges and opportunities for the Christian church in the next generation. I don’t know many Christian leaders who, in their 60s, have so accurately put their finger on the issues of the day.
I assume that every surface of my house is currently home to at least three different strands of flu. For nearly a week, every member of the household has had their own version of this bug. The dishes have piled up as we have been forced to focus on only the essential elements for survival. Paul Tripp pins me to the board when he writes, “Many of you are exhausted, discourage, and frustrated.” Those three words accurately identify how I far too often feel and think about my role as a parent.