Category: Freedom Tour

Posted on: March 21, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Teach A Different Question

Students learn what we teach. We teach, from the earliest ages, one central question. Kids learn it well, and suffer the consequences the rest of their lives. What’s Required? What’s it take to get an “A” (or a “B,” or to pass). What’s the minimum I have to do to …

Posted on: March 13, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

What’s The Plan?

I don’t enjoy planning. Some people have a knack for visualizing a project and organizing the details into a clear, workable timeline. I’m not one of them. This personal weakness becomes more of an issue as the FREEDOM TOUR grows. I’ve been doing some combination of half-heartedly trying to get …

Posted on: March 12, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

She Has A Name

The bad guys in the movie all looked alike. Becky and I noticed we had trouble keeping track of the villains. We knew the good guys, but the crooks sort of blended together. It’s not an accident. Stanford Neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky says our brains are actually hardwired to dehumanize those …

Posted on: March 7, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

As If

So often, I think, we wait until the right time, until we’re ready, until the obstacles are all removed so it’ll be smooth sailing. And Jesus says, “Follow Me, right now. Trust Me and we’ll work it out as we go.”

Posted on: March 5, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Been There. Done That.

Despite all he’s seen, all he’s endured, John Lewis stands strong on his principles and refuses to punch back at the bullies. He simply won’t answer hate with hate.

Posted on: March 1, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!

Rudy Project isn’t a movie. It’s an organization that believes in doing well so they can do good. They’ve joined us to offer an amazing deal on their remarkable gear – and a donation to the kids at the HOME OF HOPE.

Posted on: February 28, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

What Matters

Our FREEDOM TOUR team wrote about their experiences. Maybe you’ve seen these excerpts on Social Media. They’re a fun way of promoting the FREEDOM TOUR and helping people understand what it’s like to be part of this remarkable community. The words inspire and encourage me. One particular phrase got stuck …

Posted on: February 19, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Tell Me The Story

Asking folks to step into the story of human slavery is like telling kids to learn math or eat peas. We might know it’s the right thing…long-term…but we’d rather do something that feels good right now.

Posted on: February 18, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Be Careful! Try Hard!

Jesus wasn’t about rules. He never produced specific Do’s And Don’t’s to govern and constrain behavior. His followers make lots of those lists, but Jesus mostly tore them up and told people to live in freedom.

Posted on: February 15, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

For folks above a certain age, everybody knows your name in a bar called CHEERS. We all seek a place to get away, where you get a break, where troubles and people are all the same. A place where they’re always glad you came. The characters at CHEERS didn’t simply …

Posted on: February 13, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 4

Hopeless

Fresh out of ideas, no clue what I should tell God to do next. Am I the only one who does that? The only one who feels the weight of needing to give God my suggestions and solutions when things get tough? Am I the only one who’s pretty sure …

Posted on: February 12, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

First, You Gotta Begin

The sermon topic was “Finish Well.” We all want to hear “Well done, good and faithful servant.” But as I listened to Jeff’s discussion about crossing the finish line with integrity, I couldn’t help wondering how many folks in the audience were still in the starting blocks. I spent this …