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Jesus and American Idol

Jesus and American Idol

We all love being recognized for our contributions and achievements. Whether you are called out by someone who is winning an academy award or by the bride giving a speech at her...

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Be Afraid, But Don’t Be Afraid

Be Afraid, But Don’t Be Afraid

Whether it’s at home, work, or at school, most of our environments have one foundational rule that is communicated more than any other. Don't wear shoes in the house. Don't touch...

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A New Way of Winning

A New Way of Winning

What does it look like for followers of Jesus to win? Jesus told the disciples they would face opposition. If there are people opposing us, someone has to come out on top. What...

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Contaminated

Contaminated

Religion has always been concerned with keeping people pure, causing us to avoid the things and people that could contaminate our spiritual purity. We even use Jesus' own figure...

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First Time Drivers

First Time Drivers

The first time a person ever drives a car is scary. The controls are confusing, it's hard to stay in the lines, and even something as simple as turning seems so complicated. We...

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Picking Teams

Picking Teams

The world we live in has never been more polarized. People self-select into ideological groups more quickly and intensely than ever before. The differences in values, politics...

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Lost Sheep and Stray Dogs

Lost Sheep and Stray Dogs

Understanding why a person does the things they do can change everything. It can change how we perceive their actions and even their character. It allows us to understand their...

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First Impressions

First Impressions

It takes an average of seven seconds to make a first impression. Seven seconds to decide if someone is intelligent, trustworthy, and a good person. And once we make that first...

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Qualifications

Qualifications

Have you ever felt unqualified for something? Like you didn't measure up? Life is full of things that require qualifications - jobs, schools, sports, even government welfare...

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Spirals

Spirals

There are shapes and patterns repeated all throughout nature. Spirals, for example, are found in the smallest seashells and in the largest galaxies. There are also patterns found...

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