Achieving greatness

When you think of “great” men and women, what sort of people come to mind? Many of us would list outstanding athletes, best-selling authors, favorite movie or TV actors, …  »

My jenga tower

One of my favorite games involves pulling things apart. It’s a high-risk game, as no matter how awesomely you’re doing, things can go wrong very quickly, and then it’s al …  »

More like Jesus: humility

One key element in our pursuit of Christlikeness is emulating the humility of Jesus. In the ancient world of the Greeks and Romans, humility was seen as a negative trait. …  »

Meet the CEO

There have been lots of charismatic and visionary leaders and CEOs throughout history, but none of them come close to topping the world-changing importance of Jesus Chris …  »

The guitar lesson

Take a close look at the two guitars pictured below. If you were a guitarist, which would you pick up to play? Probably the one on the top with the straight frets (the th …  »

Welcome to Parkville

At a workshop I attended, art and drama therapist Emily Nash[[Emily Nash is the founder and director of Therapeutic Arts Alliance Manhattan, a forum offering workshops an …  »

My perfect month

Recently, I came to a wholly and thoroughly unsurprising conclusion: I am not good enough. Now, of course, I know that no one can ever be “good enough” in this life. What …  »

Exercising humility

After a disagreement, take the first step toward reconciliation, and be willing to apologize if you discover that you’ve made a mistake. Don’t hold grudges.—Leviticus 19: …  »

The joy of community

Today I get the privilege of hosting five families for dinner. We’ve known each other for the better part of our lives, and tonight we’ll all come together in joyful comm …  »

Weathering the storm

Remember the time when I calmed the sea?[[See Mark 4:37–41.]] My disciples were panicking and thought that they would certainly perish. But when they looked to Me for hel …  »