What to do if talking about Jesus feels awkward – Acts 22-23, Part 5

Talking about Jesus with our family, friends, neighbors and co-workers is one of the most awkward experiences.  It find it much easier to talk about faith with people I don’t know.  I marvel at how bold I could be on mission trips.  I felt so empowered.  Was it the Holy Spirit?  Maybe, sure.  But also,Continue reading “What to do if talking about Jesus feels awkward – Acts 22-23, Part 5”

You don’t need a dramatic life story to be a true follower of Jesus – Acts 22-23, Part 4

Have you ever thought about the Christian rationale for why Christians are trying to invite other people to become followers of Jesus as well? Some Christians seem to be rather lax about it, almost to the point where you wonder if they don’t care about whether or not other people become followers of Jesus. OtherContinue reading “You don’t need a dramatic life story to be a true follower of Jesus – Acts 22-23, Part 4”

What my old sofa taught me about story-telling – Acts 22-23, Part 1

Last week our family got a new sofa for our living room.  So Michelle and I carried the old sofa out to our front lawn and put a “Free” sign on it. We were hoping someone could use it, and also save us the trouble and expense of discarding it.  We watched what appeared toContinue reading “What my old sofa taught me about story-telling – Acts 22-23, Part 1”