Being Faithful in a World of Achievement

The last time I did Strengths Finder, my top strength was “achiever.” Throughout most of my life, I would say that attribute has manifested itself more than any other. For a long time, I was stuck in a cycle of achievement. I’d start a project, work had to get it done, and then start another […]

Who are you listening to?

When I was an Assistant Dean in distance learning, my department was going through a fair degree of change. It seemed as though everything was against us and I was having trouble not taking things personally. Every decision seemed like a personal affront. I was venting about the situation to my wife Kim, and when […]

Anxiety, depression, and the Christian life

Your hands are sweating, your heart is racing, and your brain is in overdrive. You are feeling lonely, sad, and not sure anything is going right for you. Stress, anxiety, depression, and fear are all feelings most of us are no strangers to. May is Mental Health Awareness month, and as someone who has struggled […]

Why I Will Always Be a Christian

Over the past few years, several reports have been released of prominent pastors and theologians who have decided not to be Christian any longer. This has prompted me to reflect on my time as a Christian and to ask myself a simple, straightforward question: will I always be a Christian?

Transforming Our Questions

“Dad, are we there yet?” These five words in combination may be the bane of every parent’s existence. Driving to Florida for vacation with my wife and three young children, I knew the question was coming. I waited in dread and anticipation wondering which of my children would ask the question first and when. As […]

A Social Media Fast and Living Witness to the Gospel

Moody Center is part of the “Go Dark, Shine Bright” campaign, a guided social media fast and living witness to the gospel. We encourage you to join us! Starting on May 6th (the National Day of Prayer), join us for a 10-day social media fast. While our accounts “Go Dark” during this time, we’ll take […]

4 Practices for Developing Character

“Christianity isn’t worth a snap of your finger if it doesn’t straighten out your character. I have got tired of all mere gush and sentiment. If people can’t tell when you are telling the truth, there is something radically wrong, and you had better straighten it out right away.” D.L. Moody I was working with […]

Making Decisions, Becoming Disciples

In the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma, Jaron Lanier, founding father of virtual reality and a computer scientist, offers the following insight regarding the “product” of “free” internet: “It’s the gradual, slight, imperceptible change in your own behavior and perception that is the product…Changing what you do, how you think, who you are.” The documentary […]