How to create a powerful future-filter

A future-filter is the lens through which you think about, imagine, and ‘see’ your future. So what is your future-filter made of? Is it a random collection of disappointments, pie-in-the-sky dreams, or pessimism? Is it positive, or negative? Is it inspired...

Using creativity to navigate chaos

The last few months have doled out the most difficult and painful days of my life. Manifest Church, the once-vibrant faith community my wife and I planted eight years ago, fizzled-out and died early March—leaving me emotionally gutted, burned-out, and unsure of my...

DELIGHTING IN HIS PRESENCE

Lord Jesus, there are golden moments when I become especially aware of You, and it is glorious. I’m not speaking of the grand movements of your hugeness, but the tiniest slivers of joy, peace, and presence fluttering near the edges of my focus—perfectly clear and...

How to interpret your dreams

Have you ever found yourself lying in bed after waking up, pondering a vivid dream that seemed to fade into the mists of obscurity, even while you thought about it? Have you ever wondered how to interpret your dreams? I’ve been a night dreamer for as long as I...

The battle you need to be fighting

Professing Christians, During this season of online-only church, you’re fighting a critically important battle. It’s not against Covid-19, sketchy personal hygiene, or questionable social policies. No, the forces of hell are trying to slowly and subtle squeeze you...