The real deal is always going to win in the end.
It takes a great deal of courage to follow another person's lead.
I look at tens of thousands of church leaders who still do need a bit of an awakening.
Those churches have closed down or have been merged with a church that has a more positive vision.
God wants to father all of us until we're dead sure of his approval, his guiding power and his promise of heaven.
Dignity does not float down from heaven it cannot be purchased nor manufactured. It is a reward reserved for those who labor with diligence.
I hate thinking about it, teaching about it, and writing about it. But the plain truth is that hell is real and real people go there for eternity.
Thirty years ago, we were in a movie theater and thought it was so cool because we were finally delivered from the horrors of stained glass and wooden pews.
Visionary people face the same problems everyone else faces; but rather than get paralyzed by their problems, visionaries immediately commit themselves to finding a solution.
Ten years ago, 15 years ago, I think the church would have been asleep at the switch. This level of activism and engagement with the needs of society by local churches I never thought I'd see it in my lifetime.