A bit of a departure from my usual blog entry, below is an excerpt from an upcoming book for which I would greatly value your unvarnished criticism/feedback. I’m trying to judge general interest, including non-aviators. Thanks in advance! It was at the height of the Cold War back in the late 1970s. We were a … More An Air & Sea Story
That can be an uncomfortable, or even confusing, question for many. What does “discipling” even mean in a Christian context? When faced with tough questions like this it’s helpful to look to our model, Christ, for the answer. He discipled 12 individuals (and many more). We may not have the abilities of Christ… or do … More Who are you discipling?
“Come and see!” That is the Biblical model. Come with me and see what the Lord is doing. I recall being surprised by a CT/Barna poll which indicated that a majority of people when asked why they don’t attend church, answered “No one invited me.” Many unchurched think of the church as an invitation only … More Invite someone [Small group TIP]
Not enough hours in the day? Frazzled? Living a hectic pace without enough time to “slow down and smell the roses”? Both the Bible and current physics (cosmology/quantum theory) point to the fact that time itself is infinite. If an infinite God controls time itself*, will he not provide you and me with all the … More Slow down to speed up
Hospice care, COVID or ICU isolation… Medical crises are an opportunity for us to demonstrate God’s love. “Prayers and presence.” Just being there means so much to the critically ill and their families. I’ve also found that reading “God’s Promises” Bible verses are very encouraging to all within hearing (especially the afflicted), as well as … More Small group leadership TIP: Time of Crisis
Effective small group* (family, work or sports team, fellowships, ministry team) leaders ask thoughtful, focused, powerful questions. A large part of professional Coach training is centered on the art of asking relevant, motivating, powerful questions. If you are a small group leader, a family member, or ministry leader, what has been your experience with asking … More Small group* leadership TIP: The powerful question
Change can be good, and change can be bad. Stress and anxiety increase during times of transition, whether the change is for better or worse. A new year, a new political administration, health status changes, spring time is around the corner, new plans, new goals and resolutions. Tax season, plans for the future, financial worries. … More Anxiety during times of change
As Christians we are called to a spirit of love, not fear. Let’s be honest, there is much to be fearful of these days… if we allow ourselves to slip into that dark and seemingly hopeless abyss. But the hopeful, the joyful news is that the Holy Spirit (the person, the third person of the … More A spirit of love, not fear
Disinformation runs rampant and largely unchecked in the spiritual warfare arena, as well as in the personal and political arenas of life. Just one example – Many atheist anti-Christian commentators like to quote (without attribution or evidence, and with partial truths at best) that NONE of the Gospels were written by eyewitnesses to Christ’s miracles, etc. In reality, the gospel … More Disinformation – What is truth?
We need a new national political party which is based upon Biblical principles of love, mutual respect and inclusion. Hopefully, it would attract emotionally mature people of integrity from the existing parties. I know it sounds far-fetched, and I realize the United States is not a theocracy, but love of God, and obedience to God, … More Imagine…