The surprising thing about Lent

The surprising thing about Lent

How are you doing? Really? How’s the journey so far, Lenten pilgrim? Is Lent, and the practices you’ve chosen in this season, clearing the cobwebs? Spring cleaning your soul? We’re about a third of the way from Ash Wednesday to Easter. Those of you who gave up coffee or diet…
The surprising thing about Lent

The surprising thing about Lent

How are you doing? Really? How’s the journey so far, Lenten pilgrim? Is Lent, and the practices you’ve chosen in this season, clearing the cobwebs? Spring cleaning your soul? We’re about a third of the way from Ash Wednesday to Easter. Those of you who gave up coffee or diet…

True Influence: The Mordecai Option

The Jewish feast of Purim took place this year from sundown Saturday, March 11th through sundown of the 12th. It is for me an opportunity each year to revisit this remarkable story of survival in the face of super-size, demonic anti-Semitism. The book of Esther found in our Bibles never…

Touch Not The Lord’s Anointed?

Those who’ve attended a spiritually-abusive church have more than likely heard some version of a warning drawn from the pages of Scripture about not challenging a leader’s authority: “Touch not God’s anointed.” There are a couple of big problems with this kind of talk. First, in an authoritarian church system,…