Looks like humility, smells like pride

There are times in my life when I find it very hard to forgive myself. Usually this problem pops up when I’ve made a mistake that has hurt someone else, and I can’t get it back. Apologizing to them, and even receiving their forgiveness, doesn’t take away my shame. I spend a good deal of…

In gratitude to CS Lewis

  I read this great post this morning about CS Lewis.  The author writes of many ways that Lewis helped him grow in his faith. Here’s one piece of it:   C.S. Lewis is who gave me—and countless others—permission to think about my faith. To ask questions. To wonder what all the beauty, truth and…

We are far too easily pleased.

This is a great quote from CS Lewis: Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that our Lord finds our desires, not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition…

Book Shelf Re-Org

Thoughts and actions while reorganizing my office shelves: Made categories for different shelves (the ones above are the devotionals on top, the Yancey + apologetics/emergent/Jesus is the Real Deal books) I decided to do away with all the paper covers on the hardcover books. Jason finds this disturbing. I have A LOT of books by…

What Jesus Did

I had a great discussion with one of the Servant Leadership course participants, last night (actually I had two great discussions!). We are meeting for some one-on-one coaching time to help the participants pursue their personal learning goals. We were talking about experiencing the Holy Week services and how awesome they are. She was sharing…