Category Archives: Calling

‘I just want my life to make a difference.’

We have absolutely no clue how God might be pleased to use us in this life. Neither do we have the faintest idea what the impact of our lives might look like 20, 50, or even hundreds of years after our death. Since God has placed eternity into our hearts (Ecclesiastes 3:11), those of us

Grace Will Be Required to ‘Finish Well’

This past weekend, I spent most of a 24-hour period at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, at a mini-conference entitled “Stand Firm: Christian Courage and the Struggle for Civilization.” Speakers making an appearance at Covenant Seminary’s Francis Schaeffer Institute Lecture Series included author and social critic Os Guinness; William Edgar, professor of apologetics at

Freedom’s Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose

Yesterday, Keith Simon delivered what I personally would rate as one of the Top 10 sermons I have ever heard…maybe even Top 5. And I am not limiting that statement to the pastors and guest speakers that I have had the privilege of learning from at The Crossing for the past 14 years. I mean

Gratitude for ‘The Grind’

Life in Columbia, Missouri, is – to my way of thinking, anyway – somewhat unique in that so much of what goes on here is tied to the academic calendar of the University of Missouri. Perhaps that’s not too surprising, since well over 32,000 students ebb and flow back into our modest city with the

The (Late in Life) Calling of the Christian

As a latecomer to Christ, I find that my personal walk of faith has been hobbled somewhat by the sinking sensation that anyone might experience were they to inexplicably sleep in on the day of a critically-important business meeting. My faith often feels like a mad dash to the finish line; though I know that