A Healthy Separation

After a disappointing loss, legendary football coach Bear Bryant was asked if there was separation on his team. His answer was simple: “No, but there’s gonna be.” Separation can be healthy. Driving tests separate people qualified to drive from those who are not. Prisons separate criminals from law-abiding citizens, and hospitals separate the sick from …

What’s Driving Your Journey?

The end of Exodus describes God’s instructions for crafting the tabernacle and its furniture. Certain men were set aside for the task according to the special skills God had given them. Each element of the tabernacle and its furnishings were created to exacting detail as prescribed by God. Without a doubt, the tabernacle –God’s tent …

MJ, Discipleship & Missions -Part One

You’ve seen the logo. No matter your age or interests, most likely you recognize the Michael “Air” Jordan logo. It is Nike’s goose that laid the golden egg. Created in 1985, it is officially known as the “Jumpman” logo. For years it exclusively branded a line of “Air Jordan” basketball shoes and apparel. Today, however, …

No More Cheap Dates

I started “real dating” in High School. By “real dating” I mean actually driving to the girl’s house, picking her up, paying for dinner and taking her home (usually by curfew). “Real dating” was far beyond the Jr. High “I’ll-meet-you-at-the-movie-with-all-our-friends-when-my-parents-drop-me-off” dating. I remember my first “real date.” I don’t mind telling you that I had …

Which Team Is God On?

How many times have you caught yourself praying when your favorite team is down by two and has the ball with three seconds left? Maybe it’s just me, but I doubt it. When we get caught up in the excitement of the moment, we tend to forget that God has children who are fans of …

Bad Worship

Generally we don’t see the words “bad” and “worship” side-by-side. Most people assume that worship, in and of itself, is a God-honoring activity. However, worship is just like anything else we do: it can be good or it can be bad. The difference lies in the object of the worship and the motivation of the …