How to be a World Changer

Sometimes the most amazing accomplishments come from the least likely people. Take, for example, the story of how the Oxford English Dictionary came about. In 1879 Dr. James Murray was commissioned to compile a dictionary that was to contain every word in the English language, so Murray invited scholars and literary professionals from around the world to participate. Many people offered their services, including someone known as Dr. William Minor. He was well qualified, so Dr. Murray brought him into . . . read more ›

Beauty and the Beast . . . The Real Story

No, this is not an article about the controversy surrounding the new Disney live-action film Beauty and the Beast. That’s just a movie. This is about the real story. Not the story of Christians vs. Hollywood. Nor the story of conservatives vs. liberals. This is the story of good vs. evil—God vs. Satan. It’s the story of the real Beauty and the Beast. First, let me address the Beast. The Bible tells us that a charismatic, cunning, persuasive figure will . . . read more ›

The 3 “C’s” of Life

I don’t know about you, but when I pull up to a take-out restaurant, sometimes I am overwhelmed by too many choices. Then there is the pressure of the people behind you who are waiting to order. There are so many decisions to make. But those decisions won’t matter a lot unless you eat too much and pay for it later. Every day we are faced with every kind of choice imaginable: What am I going to eat for breakfast? . . . read more ›

2017 – The Year of Good News!

#YearofGoodNews I have written a letter that I have asked a lot of my friends to sign. It is a declaration to make 2017 “The Year of Good News.” Franklin Graham was the first to get the word out. Will you join him and sign as well at goodnews.harvestamerica.com? The Year of Good News In a time of bad news, distracting news, divisive news, disorderly news, and, sometimes, depressing news we—as Christians and as leaders—want to recommit ourselves to making . . . read more ›

Why the Oscars shocker is kinda like Heaven.

I watched the Oscars last night. I was rooting for Hacksaw Ridge to win for Picture, Director, and Actor of the Year, but I knew it was a long shot. The general consensus was La La Land was going to sweep the awards. I saw this film, and I thought it was OK, but not deserving of so much acclaim. I hope I don’t lose my “man-card” over this, but I do like musicals—in addition to a lot of “guy” . . . read more ›