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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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?
“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 […]
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 […]
When we are flooded with information in the digital age, we need to refocus our attention, and we need to learn to identify signals amongst the noise.
“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 […]
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 […]
When we think about how to pray for our nation, we must consider what it means to pray for ourselves and for our own individual and collective character and direction. We must remember that the church is not another group seeking to get their way in Washington, but a community of men and women bound […]