Christianity is not much fun when it is nothing more than a muzzle on a whining dog who can’t bite but he wants to. So many of us Christians are holy whiners, letting on how hard it is to be holy. We reduce the wonderful Holy Spirit to the role of restraining us from […]Read more "Free to Fantasize [Andrew McMillan]"
When God calls us, it is usually not just to say hello. He calls us to do something great. Your calling might be hidden in children, in sick people, in the poor or in a place of lonely suffering. We might get mad and yell, “Why doesn’t somebody do something about this?” Or we pass […]Read more "The Thorn in Thy Butt [Andrew McMillan]"
Conventional wisdom says it takes 21 days to form a new habit. Could we form the most important habit of our life—ongoing personal encounters with the living Jesus in 21 days?Read more "Our gift to you. 21 days with Jesus book."
Please bear with me. I am about to be very vulnerable, and tell you a story that does not make me look that great. I wish I could say I am a completely non-judgmental person, and I give everyone an equal chance. But, I am human. I fight with inner judgements and biases everyday. If […]Read more "Selective Blessings. [Sarah McMillan]"
I have been watching politician after movie star after company icon exposed for their sexual sins. Before it was mainly TV evangelists. Now, the dark undertow pulls down the strongest of swimmers. We wonder how a man with power, wealth and a loving family would drive to a dark motel and plunge into the dark […]Read more "How to Read the Papers: Politician Resigns over Sexual Allegations [Andrew McMillan]"
Riding my bike along the coast, I saw an osprey carrying a small fish to her nest. I imagine the bird feeling the life squirming in her claws and thinking, “This is the way it should be.” The fish probably didn’t think so. At the same time, I was listening to the first bars of […]Read more "This Is The Way It Should Be"
I’m flying from Colombia into Fort Lauderdale. An hour into the flight, the young man next to me suddenly yells at me, “Quit touching me with your f’n elbow!” I said I didn’t know I was but I sure would be careful. I tried to talk to him, but he closed his eyes and turned […]Read more "Elbow Curses [Andrew McMillan]"