So far, 2016 has been a survival year. Broken bones, Zika, break-ins, bullet holes, school drama, the works! And with all the external chaos it feels like 2016 is coming in for a hard landing. So, friends, I’m asking… what are you thankful for in 2016? Inspire me.
In the summer of 1994 I shared a dorm room at Moody Bible Institute with a former Olympic Sprinter from Liberia. I believe his name was Samuel. I was barely 18 years old, living on my own for the first time, and he was in his 30s, a married man trying to save money to […]
This weekend I’m in Chicago. I’m here for the Vertical Conference just a few blocks away. A thousand young adults crammed into a former Masonic Temple now Christian Church, connecting with God, and– no doubt— eager to hear the wisdom of a middle-aged man about how to live as a Christian on the internet. Yes, I’m […]
Look. We have Google now. If you want to know something you just have to Google it. If I had appendicitis while backpacking in the wilderness, my hiking companion could probably save my life with a YouTube video. Many of the more remote trails in the United States now have great mobile coverage. I was able to stream […]
Generally speaking, young people find meaning by getting involved. Older people find meaning by retreating. I wrote this phrase down a couple weeks ago and I’ve been chewing on it ever since. I don’t know if it’s true. But since it popped in my head I’ve been seeing evidence of it more and more. What do […]