My Monday Morning Cup | Diversity: More Than Meets the Eye

Over the weekend I started reading “The Listening Road," a book by Neil Tomba. Tomba is a pastor who shepherds Northwest Bible Church in Dallas, Texas. His book is a spiritual exploration of how the church engages people outside the church in important, albeit challenging, conversations. In his book, Tomba shares that during his bike … Continue reading My Monday Morning Cup | Diversity: More Than Meets the Eye

My Monday Morning Cup | Successfully Coping with Stress and Dealing with Trauma

Like many of you, Terri and I are streaming "The Chosen," a television drama created by Dallas Jenkins depicting the story of Jesus told through the eyes of those who knew him. The program is revolutionary in a number of ways, primarily in that it is completely crowd-funded. The show is extremely well-done, exceptionally well-written … Continue reading My Monday Morning Cup | Successfully Coping with Stress and Dealing with Trauma

My Monday Morning Cup | Coping with Shame

Recently, I came to grips with shame. It wasn’t really a feeling I knew I had until doing a study on the book of Jonah in preparation for a sermon. In Jonah 4, God addresses Jonah’s shame. Imagine being God’s prophet and your prophecy doesn’t come true. To make matters worse, Jonah’s missionary journey ends … Continue reading My Monday Morning Cup | Coping with Shame