Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll hear in Episode 28: Update: Still stuck on simplifying the system. Encouragement: Rock Bottom is a terribly painful and lonely place. But it doesn’t last forever. Hear how God brought one man through to the other side. Tech. Tip: When travelling, protect yourself from data plan overage charges […]
My day job brought me to the Georgia Aquarium, where Stephen Arthur, Head of U.S. Financial Services for Google, shared how his company tackles “the world’s biggest challenges.” His presentation was for healthcare technology professionals, and I couldn’t help but see it through a gospel lens. Two key principles stood out. They were not profound, but I found […]
For a life-long flosser (which I’m not), a one-tooth session seems pointless. I can hear it already. “What about the rest of your teeth? Don’t you want to keep them, too? If you’re going to take the time to get out the floss, wind it around your fingers, and stick them in your mouth, why in the […]
The Josh Duggar and Ashley Madison scandals have - so far - stayed off of Edify Hub. Even now, I don't intend to write about them, but the buzz they stirred up has made it impossible to escape a very important point.
The doorbell rang. I sighed heavily after my kids peeked through the blinds and announced who was at the door. “Kristen” (not her real name) is a neighbor girl who, for the past 3 years, has come to our door asking for a ride to school whenever she misses the school bus. The first year […]
I’ve tried to manufacture my own “divine appointments” before. Yes, I’ve been “that guy” who gives Christianity a bad name, caring more about checking “spiritual conversation” off my to-do list than I care about the person I’m talking to. I’m really trying now not to be “that guy.” So when a real divine appointment shows up, it seems I still have […]
When a computer overheats, you know there’s trouble. When an entire room of computers gets overheated, the word “trouble” doesn’t do it justice. When the computer room at my day job was shut down a few weeks ago, my thoughts wandered back to the very first computer room I worked in as a student in college.
Ed has the gift of exhortation. He can draw hard lines by applying Scriptural principles to his own experience. When others with different experience find their lines in different places, Ed quickly concludes that those others are either liberal or legalistic, depending on where their lines land. Mark has the gift of mercy. He can find […]
Nobody writes about tear-stained keyboards. It just sounds silly. Unlike those ancient authors who wept over literal ink on paper, the blurry letters before me will clear up when my eyes dry.
Again last week, I read a story of abuse. One person, believing himself to be right and just, injured another who was weaker. The physical injuries eventually healed - mostly. But the emotional injuries erupted again last week, some thirty years later. These stories seem to be more and more common.
But this time, I knew the person who was hurt.
I didn’t want to write this article. It’s not an easy subject to discuss. I’m going to be uncomfortably transparent today as I share about the internet, pornography, and five silent, toxic myths about accountability. It’s hard to talk about, but I see and hear of so many who struggle as I did and can’t bring themselves […]