wisdom.

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who practice it have a good understanding.” Psalm 111:10   I want to practice the fear of the Lord. I want even the beginnings of wisdom. What is wisdom anyway? We don’t have a good definition, or at least we’re not always on the…

Call.

Has anyone called you lately? What about God? I’ve been hearing a lot of words spoken about calling recently. I’ve even been pondering my own call. I can’t get the idea out of my heart and head. I wonder… What is calling? I remember my call. When I was fifteen and kissed a girl for…

choice.

Years ago I heard Erwin McManus say, “The most spiritual activity you will engage in today is making choices.” Think about the power of choice. You decide to read a book. You buy the book (you now have $15 less in your bank account). …$15 you could have spent on a meal …on supporting a…

Shepherd.

The Shepherd has long been a picture of leadership. But tragically, we have the wrong picture of shepherd in our minds. We imagine a meek, bathroom robe clad nomad who is bored to tears wandering on a remote hillside scraping sheep doo off his sandals. I can’t help but draw up images from the movie…

simplexity.

I’ve come up with a new law. I call it Gorton’s Law. Humble, I know. Scratch that. Maybe it’s not even new. Let’s call it the Law of Simplexity. The Law of Simplexity simply states: The things intended to simplify our lives actually make them more complicated. Does Bluetooth really make life simpler? How about…

truth.beauty.goodness

I’m not smart enough to remember where all my ideas, concepts and thinking begins. I know that many authors, friends and strangers have served as a launch pad for developing patterns of thought. Recently, I was reminded of one such framework. It may derive from Plato, possibly Parmenides and for sure it can be seen…

Art of Worship

Music courses through me, words reverberating in, around and off my body. My voice joins the chorus of ‘The Church’ Singing with all our being… “You are my everything, and I will adore you.” In this moment, true worship rises up as a sweet and fragrant offering, A sacrifice of praise. What a beautiful picture.…