Wednesday, February 20, 2013

What Will You Do Today?

Every February some look at a groundhog to let them know if we are going to have an early spring or another few weeks of winter.  In Pennsylvania they make it a huge event that rivals most high school football games.

This is such a phenomenon that there’s even a pretty popular movie entitled “Groundhog Day.” The movie goes beyond the holiday to ask a poignant question, “What would you do if you could repeat today?”  Recently, I got to thinking about that very question. What if God were to allow me to repeat this day over and over again? What would I do with those 24 hours?

What would you do?  There are so many things that I feel we all would like to do over again.  There are probably words we would want to say – or not say.  There would be places where we would want to go.  Unfortunately, we are only given these 24 hours to do the things God would have us do.  According to Scripture we are not even guaranteed tomorrow.  God has given us today to share with others; to give of ourselves; to minister and encourage.  

Friday, February 15, 2013

Red Letter Christians

In their new book, Red Letter Revolution, Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne talk openly about the teaching's of Jesys and how they give Christians a map for living out their faith in a broken world.  Imagine living in this broken world in a way that Jesus described in His Sermon on the Mount.

I had the opportunity to talk with Tony about this compelling new book and the challenges that I felt while reading it.  I was surprised to learn that he was challenged in the same way.  I've had the pleasure of talking with Tony a number of times over the years and have found myself challenged and encouraged.  You might not agree with everything he says, but you will come away with fresh ideas and will be compelled to go back to the red letters in your Bible.

To listen to our conversation click here. If you would like to learn more about the Red Letter Revolution and to stay informed check out their web site here.