May 4, 2014

What If Your Workplace IS Your Mission Field?

It was 3:30 in the morning and, rather than fighting the sudden insomnia attack, I decided to get up, read my Bible, and pray. I opened to the beginning of I Samuel. The words of the child Samuel rang through my head (and heart), “Here I am Lord, your servant...Read more +
Jan 15, 2014

Swinging Between the Traditional Office and the Virtual Workplace

I watched my kids playing on the swing set recently on a Sunday morning after church. My mind was already drifting to my work week as I observed their enjoyment of the ride. Back and forth, higher and higher they go. My heart warms as they laugh and shout out,...Read more +
Nov 7, 2013

More Than Enough: Giving out of Abundance

I’ve been to places in Africa where having a little extra money meant a mother had enough to buy meat and bread for her children. She didn’t have (or need) extra money to buy video games and toys, but an upgrade in the nutritional value of their food made a...Read more +
Sep 19, 2013

Learning Twice

I’ve been called lots of names in my life. One of my favorites is “the unlikely missionary.” I like that one because of what it says about who I am and where I’ve come from. It also happens to be the title of my first book . Many who know...Read more +
Aug 8, 2013

Silence: Resting from Life's Noise

I think they call it tinnitus -- that (nearly) constant buzzing in my ear. I’ve had it for years. Experts say that it could be caused by prolonged exposure to loud sounds, among other reasons. Apparently, something like 50 million Americans have this condition in some form. No matter how...Read more +
Jul 9, 2013

#THClive with the #ActivistFaith Team

Join the co-founders of the dynamic #ActivistFaith movement as they share biblical contexts, personal stories, and practical guidance for engaging twelve divisive social issues. Written for Democrats, Republicans, Independents, and even those who despise religion yet love Jesus, Activist Faith: From Him and For Him will guide you toward speaking—and...Read more +
Jun 20, 2013

Disabling Autopilot, Engaging Creativity

One morning on the way to work, I let my mind drift during the drive. When I arrived at the office, I thought to myself, Man, that drive went by fast. I tried to recall something about the journey that would have caused it go faster than usual. But I...Read more +
May 7, 2013

#THClive with the Theology of Work Project

The Theology of Work (TOW) Project exists to help people explore what the Bible and the Christian faith can contribute to ordinary work. What does the Bible say about work? When faced with this question, many Christians are left with silence and blank stares. They’ve likely never heard a sermon...Read more +
May 2, 2013

The Loneliness of Transition

It’s been about six or seven months now since we said to each other, “Hey, let’s keep in touch!” I’m probably equally as much to blame, but I often wonder what happened to the phone. Is it broken? Did they take a vow of phone-silence? I barely even see them...Read more +
Apr 17, 2013

#THClive with Ed Gilbreath

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and also his "Letter from Birmingham Jail," written in Alabama when King was jailed in 1963 for nonviolent protest. While many can quote the former, the latter is less known—but no less important. In...Read more +