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THANKSGIVING ROCKS: Two Irrefutable Rules of a Perpetually Thankful Heart

Thanksgiving is not just a holiday; it’s an attitude that is (for some like me) maintained with considerable effort. In that struggle, I have come to realize that there are … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

What Could a Washwoman Do?

I wrote a story a few years ago for Generous Giving Initiative about a little lady name Oseola McCarty. Below is a considerably condensed version of what I think is … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dueling Politicians; Political Difference that Get Out of Hand

Now that the shutdown is over and the debt ceiling is up, it’s time to do some Monday morning quarterbacking. I am reminded a story I read recently in Joseph … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Incarnation: The Most Astonishing Thing That Has Ever Happened

by WALT WALKER — The incarnation of God as man is as profound and (for some) as perplexing as any doctrine in the Bible. It’s also the essential belief of Christianity, … Continue reading

December 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

“YOU GO!” A New York Murder, a Faked Seizure, and the Great Commission

Someone made a comment in a leaders’ meeting last month about how I had personally challenged a young man. I was a campus minister, and he was a college senior about … Continue reading

November 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Offense; The Seemingly Upside-Down Ethics of the Kingdom

Though I never felt sufficiently hurt or offended to read that deeply on the subject of offenses, I have nonetheless, (based on no real research, exegesis of texts, or literature … Continue reading

November 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Big-Picture Prophecy; Your Life as an Epic Novel Rather than a Sitcom

Many years ago, a man gave me a scripture verse as a prophetic word (i.e. he felt God had inspired him to share a verse as a specific message from … Continue reading

November 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Borden of Yale

William Borden could be considered one of the great­est campus missionaries, one of the greatest Christian givers, or one of the greatest Christian ministers. Take your pick. He was an … Continue reading

November 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Hooray for the Foundation Class!

While speaking last year to a group of campus ministry interns about foundations of the faith, I tried to emphasize not just important foundations but the importance of teaching foundations. … Continue reading

November 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Roots and Foundations: Two Perspectives of Discipleship

We regularly use the word “foundations” as a generic term for basic teachings about Christianity. In fact, that word is so ingrained in our thinking that it is difficult to … Continue reading

November 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Christianity; the Ultimate Zero-Sum Game

On occasion, we don’t know exactly how often, Jesus would deliver a saying so hard that it would seem as if he was trying to drive people away. “Unless you … Continue reading

September 8, 2007 · Leave a comment

The Case for Church Planting

Here are a few facts about the status of the church in America. 1. As a percentage of the total U.S. population, Christian church attendance (evangelical, mainline, and Catholic) declined … Continue reading

June 12, 2007 · Leave a comment

One More Thing about Margin… Maybe Two

Pageman wrote in response to the last blog on “Margin and the Meaning of Wealth.” Pageman: Hi Walter, I scanned this book, Margin when I was in Kabul and Dubai … Continue reading

June 7, 2007 · Leave a comment

Treasures of Heaven and Earth

When it came to the treasures of heaven, Jesus spoke of them often and in most extreme terms. Though I am well aware of this, to be honest, I would … Continue reading

April 29, 2007 · Leave a comment

Stewardship Beyond Reason

For the most part, you can be a good steward by simply using some good common sense. However, above and beyond the application of common sense, there is spiritual dimension … Continue reading

April 19, 2007 · Leave a comment