Lessons from the Cross: What to do when we’re attacked

It’s been an introspective season for me as Lent wraps up.  I spent several hours at my church’s Stations of the Cross devotional this past weekend.  Started meditating on several Scriptures surrounding Christ’s suffering and death…obviously 🙂 “He was despised and rejected— a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on … More Lessons from the Cross: What to do when we’re attacked

10 Years Later, Still Dreaming For A 24/7 Prayer Center At The U of I

Way back in 2004, I was attending a conference in Phoenix where someone encouraged me to read the book Red Moon Rising by Peter Grieg.  It depicted the explosion of 24/7 Prayer Centers across Western Europe and how it began spreading across the globe.  With the main proponents being college students and young adults, I obviously took … More 10 Years Later, Still Dreaming For A 24/7 Prayer Center At The U of I

No Brainer, Sure Fire Way To Eradicate ISIS

Headlines this morning state “At least 45 killed in Damascus suburb bombings, ISIS claims responsibility…”  This is becoming a daily occurrence as ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, and other terrorist organizations wreak havoc across the globe. And like clockwork, our reactionary, John Wayne nature rises up, wanting the CIA wet teams and Black Ops, Navy Seals, … More No Brainer, Sure Fire Way To Eradicate ISIS

Deny Yourself and Pick Up Your Cross…Gee, Can I?

  Life does present its challenges quite often. One of the most daunting I’ve encountered working with college students has been regarding discovering God’s Will…finding out what to do next. This usually encompasses decisions regarding what major to choose, which person to date/marry, which job to take, etc. My advice has always been the same: … More Deny Yourself and Pick Up Your Cross…Gee, Can I?

It’s Just A Movie Folks. Watch It. Don’t Watch It. Move On.

It’s a unique month heading into Easter with 3 “religious” movies hitting the box offices:  Son of God, God’s Not Dead, and Noah.  Obviously the latter has come under scrutiny and criticism because of excessive poetic license and extra-Biblical content.  Uh oh.  Newsflash. Hollywood didn’t follow the script. A bigger travesty to me is the … More It’s Just A Movie Folks. Watch It. Don’t Watch It. Move On.