We just returned from a week in Orland, Florida. My parents treated their grandkids and us to a week at a fancy resort and Disney World adventures. In the midst of meeting Mickey, visiting Hogwarts Castle, riding roller coasters and carrying tired kids and their souvenirs for miles in the hot sun, we also had … Continue reading A Lesson from the Lizard
One of the greatest concerns I have for the emerging generation is the growing pervasiveness of "mircro-communication" in their lives. I recently saw a 15 year old girl featured on "Nightline" who sends 30,000 text messages on her phone each month. Do the math: that's 1,000 per day, 62 per waking hour, or one … Continue reading Combatting Soundbite Christianity
While continuously ridding our lives of sin’s toxic presence is of central importance, there is another type of spiritual waste that needs to be kept at bay. I call it spiritual clutter. If spiritual garbage represents the sin polluting our lives, spiritual clutter represents the numerous distractions that constantly compete for our immediate attention, drawing our focus away from God’s kingdom purposes....
This is a repost I thought worth sharing again. -JB I had a great conversation today with an old high school friend. She is a not a Christian, very unreligious and, as she said herself, "totally clueless when it comes to religion, Christianity, church, the Bible and stuff." So, while she is not conversant in … Continue reading Talking Physical Fitness & Spiritual Health