Spiritual Myopia

SPIRITUAL MYOPIA Radical change came for the generation following Solomon. It involved revolt and a time of chaos against the House of David. Its dynamics punctuate the role issues of spiritual short-sightedness can have on God’s best for His people during serious times of change. In the role served by the government of God, it […]

Mingled Anointings

MINGLED ANOINTINGS “Elijah said to Elisha, ‘Ask! What may I do for you, before I am taken away from you?’ Elisha said, ‘Please let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.’” 2 Kings 2:9 Elijah’s God-encounter in the cave which followed his exploits against the prophets of baal and asherah began a transition […]

Glimmers of the Season

GLIMMERS OF THE SEASON “Once Upon a Town” by Bob Greene is an amazing story of community. During days when freedom as we know it was seriously at risk, North Platte, Nebraska was a train stop for troops traveling from the western US to the European theater of WWII and from the east to the […]

The Daniel Calling

The Daniel Calling   In the mid-90s, during prayer, I began receiving an understanding about a call of God defining unique spiritual leaders in the marketplace. With no promotions… and nothing more than my connections, a simple web-site and a small email list, I begin sending out pithy articles describing what I was gleaning in […]

The Secret Places

The Secret Places   For as long as I can remember, phoniness and pretense have turned me off. On the other hand, trust and being real in relationships is something I value highly. My wife has long noted the caliber of the long-term relationships I consider myself blessed to having. Hers is one of my […]

Bitter Root Alliances

BITTER ROOT ALLIANCES   Several years ago I was witness to a sequence of interpersonal interactions in a ministry setting that never should have happened among believers. It involved offenses. These offenses became the catalyst to setting in motion one of the most devilish compoundings of the flesh I have ever witnessed.  Although repeated apologies […]

The Wealth Transfer Revisited

THE WEALTH TRANSFER REVISITED   The wealth transfer has hit the charts, now a regular part of pop Christian culture chatter. Companies are being birthed with the vision of creating vast amounts of money destined to build the church, with a crescendo to advance the final harvest.  Committed business owners are tapping opportunities with unusual […]

Wellspring of Authority

WELLSPRING OF AUTHORITY From the beginning, Christians have had a tendency to be spiritually blindsided. Of notable consequence has been majoring in minors, while minoring in the essentials. In addressing this issue, Paul insightfully encouraged applying an essential foundation: to bear one another’s burdens. Applied as it should, this foundation nurtures the wellspring of authority […]

The Sound Mind

THE SOUND MIND Jesus linked spiritual maturity to a person’s thinking. Such was His rebuke of Peter at the Mount of Transfiguration, for jumping to short-sighted, religious conclusions. Clearly, there was more required of the mantle Peter was destined to wield. It was a mantle requiring not only the wisdom of maturity, but the wholeness […]

Without Pretense

WITHOUT PRETENSE He honored me with his trust. These words summed up my relationship with my 21 year-old grandson, who was killed in late 2006. In his short life, he had been exposed to an inordinate level of hypocrisy and deceit, within a “churchianity” context. His heart-cry was for reality and truth, which he did […]