Our Prayer, the Jesus Prayer

Every week the global Church gathers for communal worship.  They gather to sing songs of praise, read from the Scriptures, fellowship with the Saints, break bread, hear an exhortation from the Word, and without a doubt Christians always pray when they gather together.  And the prayer that is prayed the most in worship services around…

Shock and Awe

Do you remember the first time you discovered that someone you looked up to had a glaring flaw or made a terrible mistake? Maybe it was a parent, a friend, a peer, a coworker, or someone you idolized in professional sports or popular culture. Sometimes people in our lives do things that shock us. We’ve…

Run to Your Father

The most famous if not the most fascinating story of David’s life is when he faced the overgrown Philistine warrior named Goliath.  Goliath was 10 feet tall and was strong enough to wear a coat of armor that weighed 125 pounds. He even carried a spear that had a 15 pound iron point. A warrior to…

The Superhero Stance

A few weeks ago I watched a TED talk on Netflix about how to develop a “more confident you” through what they called “power poses.” Like an animal asserting its territory or like Superman, if you “power pose” for at least three minutes it will have an effect on your self-confidence to be able to…