Bible reflections generally use specific verses or passages from the Bible to elaborate on a theme. Each article shows that our faith is relevant to our daily lives - even to our routines.

Sep 26, 2014

Vocation Focus: Follow Your Passion, Not Your Career Path

I know two nurses. One finds great joy serving in a hospice and offering tender care to the dying. The other works in the burn ward of a children’s hospital and helps little ones on the road to recovery. But neither of them can imagine how the other works where...Read more +
Apr 13, 2014

Don't Go It Alone

Harvard biologist Edward O. Wilson was fascinated with ant communities. He recognized that ants identified death by smell. When an ant died, its corpse began to decompose and produce oleic acid. Ants recognized that one of their fellows died from the smell of this acid and would dutifully carry the...Read more +
Jun 5, 2013

How to Get What You Want From an Unreasonable Boss

Esther, the Queen of Persia who saved the Jewish people from annihilation in the fifth Century BC, is a master at tackling problems at work. To start, she understands how to influence an irrational, pompous boss. If she were alive today, she’d offer a pricey yet wildly popular seminar: How...Read more +
Mar 28, 2013

Easter Resurrection: Life after Life after Death

“Heaven is important, but it’s not the end of the world!” I laughed out loud when I heard N.T. Wright say this in one of his audio lectures. It’s a perfect play on words. Not only is this a great figure of speech, but it is also the biblical teaching...Read more +
Oct 26, 2010

Don't Miss the Chance to Matter

"Oh, oh," my host said as we stood near the podium after my teaching session, "Lawrence is hot." Sure enough, barreling down the center aisle was this group's "most important person." Lawrence was spitting mad and loud enough for everyone else to hear him vent at me. "How dare you...Read more +
Oct 20, 2010

The Freedom to Choose Your Path

In my last article , I asked, "Does God have one, and only one, plan for our lives?" We concluded that there are a rare few of us who do indeed have our courses charted by God, with limits on our freedom and even our free will. But this appears...Read more +
Oct 12, 2010

Just One Plan? (Part 1 of 3)

"Is there really only one person God wants us to marry?" a young man once asked during a workshop. "What if I pick wrong? Or what if somebody else marries her first?" These aren't rare questions, either. In various forms and forums, I've answered them dozens of times. This is...Read more +
Sep 28, 2010

What My Toddler Taught Me About Work

My wife and I adopted our daughter, Martha, in China last September. Trans-Pacific travel with a toddler, I learned, is not for the faint of heart. The flight home was a grueling 20-hour marathon, including a 12-hour leg from Beijing to San Francisco. It took Pam and me ten days...Read more +