Category: Faith

Sermons, resources, conference recaps, book reviews, and reflections on faith

Believing the Unbelievable

Otherwise Titled “Are Midi-Chlorians Real?” How do you tell truth from fiction? Sometimes it’s easy, sometimes…it’s complicated.  Truth can be fictionalized like we see in the movies and on television.  “Based on a true story” simply means some aspect of what you are about… Continue Reading “Believing the Unbelievable”

Festivus for the Rest of Us!

It’s the “why” of Christmas that matters, not the “when”

Meatloaf and Other Things In the Fridge

How many of you like meatloaf? Go ahead.  Raise your hands.  I love meatloaf.  Meatloaf is one of my favorite foods to eat.  I have lots of good memories about it; the ketchup topping that somehow made it taste both sweet and savory at… Continue Reading “Meatloaf and Other Things In the Fridge”

Does God Want Me to be Poor?

Does God want me to be poor? That’s the question that challenges us today.  Does God want me to be poor?  If you have a Bible or a Bible app on your phone, please find Matthew 19:21-26.  Matthew 19:21-26.  This passage we’re about to… Continue Reading “Does God Want Me to be Poor?”

Why Give?

Is greed good? The short answer is no.  The long answer is also…no.  Taken out of context that speech from the movie Wall Street seems to make sense.  It even sounds daring and avant garde.  “Greed is good.”  But the truth is greed isn’t… Continue Reading “Why Give?”

The One Millionth Question

100 times. What would you do if you got asked the same question 100 times?  A day.  When you’re a cast member at Disneyland it happens.  Every. Single. Day.  “Where’s the bathroom?”  “Where’s Mickey?”  “How do I find Space Mountain?”  Over and over and… Continue Reading “The One Millionth Question”

We Create Happiness

We create happiness. That is the key to Disney’s success.  Eighty percent of businesses fail in the first 18 months.[1]  Churches seemingly do better, but after only four years 32% of them shut their doors, too.  And those numbers don’t reflect stagnant churches or… Continue Reading “We Create Happiness”

The Billion Dollar Mistake

Part 1 of our 3 part Disney Series It is never too late to change. It is never too late to change. I had a guy come up to me once, a great guy, a salt of the earth kind of guy, a guy… Continue Reading “The Billion Dollar Mistake”

The Hamster Wheel

I never understood the hamster wheel. If I were a hamster, I’d spend all day running around those plastic tube mazes.  I was always fascinated by them.  When I was a kid, I wanted to own a hamster just so I could build one… Continue Reading “The Hamster Wheel”

Are You There God? It’s Me, Craig

Eyes open or eyes closed? When you pray, if you pray, do you do it with your eyes open or closed? I think most people’s gut reaction is to say with our eyes closed.  But there are times you might pray with your eyes… Continue Reading “Are You There God? It’s Me, Craig”