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I Was Hypocritical

I Was Hypocritical

Confession: I spent many years of my life preaching something I didn’t believe.  I stood up weekend after weekend and told people that they could trust God with their resources, and that generosity was the path to freedom and joy. The problem was I didn’t believe it –...
How Can I Find True Freedom?

How Can I Find True Freedom?

Many years ago, I was serving on a team with someone who was making a very selfish decision that could hurt a lot of people.  They were wrong.  So I pushed back.  They tried to defend their position and it further exposed their inappropriate motives.  So I pushed...
Look Both Ways Before You Judge

Look Both Ways Before You Judge

One of the worst things someone could call you in our culture is “judgmental.” There are lots of negative descriptors packed into that word: hateful, close-minded, arrogant, rude, angry, and unforgiving. Certainly, we’ve all had interactions with people who embody...
Jesus, the Principal

Jesus, the Principal

I remember the walk to the principal’s office vividly from my middle school years. It was an old, stained linoleum, hallway floor, but to me it felt like the green mile. I was anxious, scared, and even curious to see how red I could turn my principal’s face the day I...
What Is the Good Life?

What Is the Good Life?

If you were to open Instagram right now, you would see photos of our ideas of the good life – amazing vacations, obligatory crossfit selfies, and Starbucks cups filled with all the pumpkin spice one can legally consume in the United States. Even the targeted ads...