The One who knows

I write my blog post a few days before you read it. So today, I’m imagining the moment this comes to you all on Wednesday morning.  I don’t know what will happen on Tuesday, but you might know who has been elected president for the next four years.  Then again, according to some analysts today, […]

Our citizenship is in heaven

NOTE: Our Advent devotional for 2020 is now available, and it was such a joy to write and compile Our Christmas Stories: 26 Reflections to Enrich Your Christmas Season.  More than a few of you will find your stories in this book!  And, while each story differs—some may even provide you with new Christmas traditions—they […]

Let the dogma live loudly in you

I watched a lot of the confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett.  Whatever a person might believe about the politics, it isn’t difficult to believe in the person. I often say that “the loudest sermon a person will ever preach is heard through his or her life.”  Last week during the confirmation hearings, the […]

How and why do we seek God’s face?

My dad often traveled for his work. My sisters and I were always excited to go to the airport and pick him up. Those were the days, before 9/11, when we could enter an airport and walk to the gate to wait.  My sisters and I would look out the airport windows and try to […]

Grat – i – tude

I was almost finished with a blog post when I decided to take a break and check my email.  I was surprised to see holiday ads this early. After looking over that day’s selection of stuff I don’t need, I came back to my blog post. I reread it and realized it would never be […]

God’s team gets the win

People used to make jokes about the Dallas Cowboys being “God’s team,” but it’s really “Jerry’s hobby.”  I’d like to say that everyone would say last Sunday’s Dallas Cowboys game was incredible. But, we used to pastor in Atlanta, and I’m sure there are a lot of our friends there who would disagree. So, let’s […]

Our chance to speak requires a choice

Two events you should know about  The Bible study, Foundations of Faith, begins this week. You may view the teaching video here: Tomorrow is North Texas Giving Day. Denison Ministries is a donor-based ministry, and your gift would be a blessing to our work. You can give now or tomorrow, and we will use […]

Are you comfortable with holiness?

Do you remember when Christians were occasionally accused of having a “holier-than-thou” attitude? Holiness became something we thought we were supposed to avoid in order to make others feel better about themselves.  Sadly, holiness is our calling and our great gift.  To start with, what is holiness?  Most of our discomfort with the word can […]

This Labor Day, watch “A Rush of Hope”

It’s hard to believe that this coming weekend will mark the “end” of summer 2020.  Well, at least officially on the calendar.  For those of us who live in Texas, the end of summer is usually sometime around Halloween!  So, with another unusual holiday approaching, I want to suggest a great addition to your Labor […]