Whatever you believe about him or what he claimed, you have to notice how odd his life and death were when compared to the founders of every other world religion. Islam, Buddhism, Scientology, Taoism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism...all catalyzed by unique people, but Jesus is far and away an anomaly.
I don't want to pray like a good little boy. I want prayers that make me nervous. I want prayers that, if God says "YES", can only be explained as an act of God. I'm done believing in a BIG God and expecting such a small story.
There is one reason—and only one—the most strictly spiritual, educated, devoted people were the least likely to hear God when they heard Jesus. That one reason is still jamming up the frequency today.
Nice people leave people out all the time. Let’s exceed “nice”. Let’s anticipate anxiety and confusion. Let’s step into the unknown so the unknowing don’t have to. Don’t wait for them to tap shoulders, blast open the huddle and show the world what they long for—love that makes the first move.
I like my morning regimen. It improves my energy, focus and perspective. It's the launch pad for the most productive days I have. It serves ME and it serves me well. Here's how it goes...
I’m hesitant to share principles—not because I don’t think I have anything to offer, but because my data's inconclusive. My kids are still in early stages of development, and my wife and I have yet to see if we’ve messed them up royally or just moderately.
God wants you to hustle, celebrate wins, crush objectives. But He doesn't want you to be defined by it. How can you live for more than your trophies?
Some of our most important ideas are hidden behind the most confusing, insider language we could possibly use.
You can’t teach what you’ve never learned. But you can lead where you’ve never been. Of course, you have to be going there too.
Everybody has an unheard story and an unmet need. That's where God is most attentive.