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Do You Still Want the $100 Bill?

Do You Still Want the $100 Bill?

I recently listened to a talk by Eugene Cho, and he shared something that was quite impactful for me. He held up a $100 bill in his hand, and asked the audience if they wanted it. Everyone said yes. Then he crumpled up the $100 bill, and asked the audience if they...
Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing

Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing

The other day, I had the opportunity to hear Bob Goff speak. For those of you who don’t know Bob, he’s the author of one of my favorite books, “Love Does.” (If you haven’t read it, check it out!) Bob has a lot of energy and is a great storyteller. It was awesome to...
The Return of the Prodigal Son: Where is Our Focus?

The Return of the Prodigal Son: Where is Our Focus?

One of my favorite books is “The Return of the Prodigal Son” by Henri Nouwen. In the book, Nouwen discusses the parable of The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32), and he also walks the reader through his reflections on the painting, “The Return of the...
Who is My Neighbor?

Who is My Neighbor?

One of my favorite stories in the Bible is the Good Samaritan. If you haven’t heard it before, Jesus is talking with another religious leader about what you need to do to inherit eternal life. Jesus asks the guy what he thinks. What Should We Do? The religious leader...
How Do We Love God?

How Do We Love God?

I like to evaluate my actions or behaviors through the lens of whether or not they are consistent with loving God and loving others. Loving Others I think I have a pretty good idea of what it means to love others. Loving others is difficult to do in practice. But I...
Why It’s Important to Love People Up Close

Why It’s Important to Love People Up Close

It can be life-changing to show love to others through our touch and physical presence. The Tendency to Avoid Physical Contact We have a tendency in our society today to avoid physical contact with anyone or anything we consider "unclean." I see this avoidance of...
Use Love as the Lens

Use Love as the Lens

I listened to a sermon recently by Paul Rasmussen that made a big impact on me, and I’d like to share a little bit about what he said. Grace and Truth His sermon was focused on the tension many Christians feel between grace and truth. You might have experienced this...
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