Tag: love

The Value of Being Known

Here are two biblical truths: 1. God knows everything about you (Jeremiah 12:3; John 10:27; 1 Corinthians 13:12) 2. God loves you (John 3:16; Zephaniah 3:17; Romans 5:8) And, these two truths are incredibly important, and go hand in hand. Because, one without the other would be utterly destructive, and here is why: If God…

Read More

What Are You Scared Of?

The truth is, I’m scared of a lot. And, if you listen to fear, it only speaks louder, and more confidently. The problem with listening to your fears isn’t only that fear lies, but that fear controls your freedom. Fear controls your freedom. Erwin McManus put it this way: “What you fear establishes the boundaries…

Read More

Conditional Love

Here is the awkward truth of my life, and likely yours… I talk a lot about the unconditional love of God, and showing it to others, but mostly the love I show is conditional. This was recently pointed out to me in and through the writings of Thomas Merton. If you’ve never read him, I…

Read More

“Daddy, Watch Me!”

Our daughter, Eden, is three years old, and amazing. I’m obviously biased, but I think she is beautiful, so bouncy with energy, and adorable. Your kids are probably cute too. 🙂 Anyways, she has this habit of saying, as only a three-year-old can, at the top of her lungs, “Daddy, watch me, watch me, watch…

Read More

Where’s Your Focus?

There is a beautiful quote from theologian, Paul Tillich, about the relationship between love and help. He writes this: “There is no love which does not become help.” I find this immensely helpful. Because, in my world (and probably yours too), the situations around me are complex. Sometimes I see the struggles in the lives…

Read More

“We Can Have Enemies, Right?”

I have always believed that the Bible matters and is relevant to all ages. I just didn’t realize how true that was, even for little kids, until the other day when I was driving Asher to school. As we were driving, Asher said, “Dad, you can have enemies, right? If someone hits you a lot,…

Read More

Lessons from My Neighbourhood

  You might be jealous after this post, but I have to say it: I have great neighbours. And no, you can’t have them. They are all awesome, each of them in their own unique way. So, let me tell you about some of the things they have done for me… Shut my car door…

Read More

Rethinking Evangelism

  Today, I want to dive into something that is both obvious, but also crucial for sharing Jesus. And, it surrounds two facts… 1) I believe that Jesus Christ is absolutely worth sharing with others. 2) Our culture has shifted and changed, so where that sharing starts needs to change. And, here is what I…

Read More

Hospitality: Underrated and Counter-Cultural

Here is what I believe: Those who are hospitable in our world will change our world; those who aren’t will become isolated and ineffective.  I know I’ve written on hospitality before, but I simply believe this is the single more important posture and attitude we need to have in our current world. Our current world…

Read More

When Christians Fight Online

Today, I want to talk about a reality that I bet many of you have seen on Facebook, Twitter, blogs posts and comment sections all over the Internet: Christians fighting online, publically and with vitriol (which is a big word for being nasty). I bring this up because, not only do I think that this…

Read More