From Wuhan to Bethlehem

April 24, 2020

6900 miles. That’s how far it is from Wuhan, China to Denver. 6900 miles from the genesis of a global disease. A genesis that will be the topic of discussion and speculation and accusation and fury for years to come. The stuff of theories and books and movies. A virus. Small. Contagious. And swift. 6900 […]

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April 17, 2020

Re… cession. We’re all hearing it. Perhaps the worst in my lifetime, and likely yours. Global economic loss. Unemployment soaring. Uncertainty with tsunami force. Governments pressing into when to re… start economic activity. Daily lives, now re… coiling. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us… (Ephesians […]

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The tale of two naps…

April 10, 2020

And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion.” (Mark 4:37–38a, ESV) A nap. Jesus, in the back of the boat. Storm raging. Disciples desperate. Uninterrupted rest. And going a little farther he fell […]

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Where are the nine?

April 3, 2020

The 17th chapter of the book of Luke records this amazing story of compassion, as Jesus not only ventures into close proximity with a collection of unclean lepers, but then He extends His miraculous healing power to them. Ten lepers who stood at a distance… a social distance with a stamp of shame. In that […]

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March 27, 2020

Two trillion dollars to propel us as rapidly through this crisis as possible. Rocket fuel to get us to the other side. Questions loom… is it enough? Will it impact the places where it is needed most? Questions without answers. But the rationale is clear. Get us through this. Fast. Numb the pain. Flatten the […]

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“Follow me.”

March 20, 2020

Two words. It’s what Jesus said at the beginning of his three-year ministry, and it was a part of the closing communication he left with the Apostle Peter. “Follow me.” His closest companions spent three years trying to figure him out, but his invitation and instructions were clear… “Follow me.” Following into the storm. Following […]

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To the Rock I Cry

March 13, 2020

In the years before Mary and I moved to Denver to join the Youth For Christ USA national team, I worked for a very large engineering and architectural firm. HNTB has locations all over the country with specific expertise in bridge design. It was my job to oversee technology throughout the firm. As a result, […]

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My Jack Welch Era

March 6, 2020

This past week an American Corporate icon passed away. Jack Welch, the titanic leader of General Electric for two decades, drew his last breath on March 1st. Much has been written about the leadership style, power, success and passion of this man. Frankly, I’m grateful to have lived it firsthand. From 1995 to 2002, I […]

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Rest Assured

February 28, 2020

The winter months provide a tremendous opportunity for Mary to do, what Mary loves to do… that is feed the birds. Suet and seed provide wonderful entertainment for us and for visiting grandchildren. Birds, both small and large make their way to the feeding spots, including a feeder that is suction cupped to our sliding […]

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What if Jesus Used or Ziprecruiter or Linkedin?

February 21, 2020

It seems as though many of the organizations I’m closely connected to are in the process of leadership transition. In short, a season of discernment in recruiting and selecting key leaders for the future. Certainly this includes Youth For Christ USA. In a period of reflection like this, I’ve been tugged to contemplate and evaluate […]

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