Why Can’t We Be Friends?

As I typed the title, the song started in my head. I apologize if it’s now lodged in yours. The Apostle Paul, in his second letter to the church in Corinth, reminds us that we have been given the ministry of reconciliation.  Some may view this ministry as evangelistic, or some may see it as social justice. I see it as both. I don’t think you can separate the love of Jesus from social justice and actually achieve justice (hence our current legal system). I also don’t think you can divorce social justice from the love of Jesus and be … continue reading…

How to Hire the Right Spouse

Companies go to great lengths to write job descriptions and analyze the psychological profile of a potential hire. But when it comes to choosing a spouse, most of us just wing it and pray it works out. Bill Hybels, in his book Courageous Leadership, outlines three qualities to look for in a potential hire: character, chemistry, competency. What if we applied this to finding a spouse? Most of us choose a spouse solely on chemistry. While chemistry is certainly important and serves as an indicator of compatibility, it changes with time. The chemistry, or emotional connection that my wife and I had … continue reading…