Man Suffering

If you have ever flown, you know the pre-flight safety presentation that always includes this: “In the event of a sudden loss in cabin pressure, oxygen masks will automatically descend from the ceiling. Grab the mask, and pull it over your face. If you have children traveling with you, secure your mask before assisting with…

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Happy Fathers Day, men! Have you heard the connection between Mothers Day, the YMCA, and Fathers Day? Sonora Dodd was listening to a sermon commending Moms when she thought of her Dad. You see, her Mom had died giving birth when Sonora was a teenager, leaving her Dad to raise five kids on his own.…

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“Human beings are hope-shaped creatures. How you live today is completely shaped by what you believe about your future.” Hope is powerful! We are hardwired for hope. The absence of hope crushes humans. In Ken Burns documentary on World War II it said that 16,000 Philippine and U.S. troops died in “Camp O’Donnell” — a…

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The story is told of a woman who won the latest performance model Tesla in a contest. Her family and friends were so excited for her and exclaimed, “You’re so lucky!” She smiled and replied, “Maybe.” A few days later she was out driving her hot new car, coming through an intersection, when a new…

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If you were to explore the more than 400 inhabited islands of Japan, upon hillsides along the ocean you will find stone markers, hundreds of them, some of them over six hundred years old. On these monuments, each of them, you will find the Japanese word for ‘harbor wave,’ which is…tsunami. In the village of…

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Hope Has a Name

What oxygen is to your lungs, hope is to your soul. It’s essential, not optional. Hope is something we’re all looking for right now, and so today yChurch pivots to a new series that’s all about that—reality-based, time-tested, rock solid hope. I want you to know that generations before us have walked through crises not…

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I’m really hesitant to say this because some are going to misunderstand, but here goes: I hope you come to love Jesus, but give up on religion. Because Jesus sees people with the eyes of a doctor, while religion sees people with the eyes of a judge. There’s a whole backstory about what drew me…

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