One of the books I am reading this summer is Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine by Barry Strauss, who is Professor of History and Classics at Cornell University. In his chapter on Nero, who ruled Rome from 54 to 68, Strauss provides the following summary of Nero's persecution of Christians (a long … Continue reading Christian Persecution
Here's my homework assignment for you this week: (1) Take 15 minutes to watch the video that's posted here of a TEDx-Talk given by my good friend Dr. Nathan Mellor, then (2) take another 15 minutes to think through and identify something you need to leave behind in order to move forward in life. In … Continue reading What Do You Need to Leave Behind?
It's Monday, so welcome to a new work week! Chances are, this week you will encounter someone who presents himself or herself as an obstacle of negativity to your goals. Here's some good advice from author and speaker Jon Gordon for when that happens:
Last week we celebrated Independence Day, and independence is something we want in our lives; but, are we truly made to be completely independent? The following post from Paul Tripp (posted last Wednesday) provides some insightful thoughts about independence that are worth contemplating. At the end of his post, I have included a song from The … Continue reading I Want to Be Free – Or Do I?
As you are probably already aware, I am in the process of making a few updates to this blog. The three major ones are... The look of the blog. I have updated the look of the blog so that it is more user-friendly and I hope you find that to be the case. The frequency … Continue reading A Few Updates…
The New England Patriots of the National Football League and their head coach Bill Belichick have a well-known mantra that they live by: "Do your job." It's an easy way to communicate the responsibility that each player has to the team and to emphasize the fact that for the team to be successful, each player … Continue reading Do Your Job!
From Irresistible Faith: Becoming the Kind of Christian The World Can't Resist by Scott Sauls... One practical way we can hear the Father's voice more clearly is to practice what Scripture calls "speaking the truth in love" (Ephesians 4:15) with each other. We must, as writer Ann Voskamp once said, "only speak words that make … Continue reading How to Change the World in 1 Simple Step