George O’Leary, Johannes Haushofer, and Resume Righteousness

In 2001, Georgia Tech head coach, George O'Leary, left the Yellow Jackets to take over as head coach for the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. A few days after he was hired, inaccuracies were discovered in his resume'. The resume stated that O'Leary had earned three letters in football at the University of New Hampshire. … Continue reading George O’Leary, Johannes Haushofer, and Resume Righteousness

Unconditional Surrender: The Key to Freedom, Peace, and Joy

This is message #9 in the Creekstone sermon series in James, The Gospel for Real Life. Listen:  An episode of the NPR radio program This American Life follows several people currently living what they call “Plan B.” As part of the show, host Ira Glass asked a room of hundred people to think back to the beginning … Continue reading Unconditional Surrender: The Key to Freedom, Peace, and Joy

5 Ways Spiritual Adoption Can Change Your Life… Starting Today

The 1982 movie, Annie, was originally a musical set in 1933 during the Great Depression at the Hudson Street Orphanage in New York City. Miss Hannigan is the oppressive caretaker of the orphans. One day, Grace Farrell, secretary to the billionaire philanthropist, Oliver Warbucks, comes by to pick up one of the children who will … Continue reading 5 Ways Spiritual Adoption Can Change Your Life… Starting Today

How to Stop Gossip in its Tracks

Inspired by Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, Hee Haw was a variety television show featuring rural comedy and country music against the backdrop of the fictional "Kornfield Kounty." Airing on CBS from 1969 to 1971 and then in syndication for twenty-one years, Hee Haw was one of the shows I remember watching with my grandmother every Saturday night. Hosted by Buck … Continue reading How to Stop Gossip in its Tracks

Gospel Ontology: How Being Precedes Doing

“Ontology is the philosophical study of the nature of being, becoming, existence, or reality.” This definition is incredibly important to grasp when it comes to Christian identity because we think about Christianity, we typically think about doing, not being. We tend to be so doing focused that we end up connecting our identity to our activity. But what if my identity has nothing … Continue reading Gospel Ontology: How Being Precedes Doing