Bruce's Blog

How to Silence Your Critics Once and For All

You’ve probably picked up on this already, but in case you haven’t noticed - our world’s very divided right now. Almost every issue that surfaces ends up putting people in one of two camps. Everything has become binary. It’s either black or white. Red or blue. Liberal...

Even If God Doesn’t Show Up

The most powerful man on the planet has just given an executive order. Kings don’t make suggestions, and Nebuchadnezzar wasn’t in the mood to be trifled with. “Bow down and worship the image of gold I set up! If you refuse to comply, you’ll be tied up and burned to...

My Word for 2017

So here’s my theme word for 2017. Are you ready for it? Go! Pretty simple really. The dictionary defines it, “to move or proceed.” In other words, get moving. Get started. Get after it. You get the idea. This was Jesus’ final word to his disciples before he ascended...

End With the Beginning In Mind

At the end of every year, I find myself thinking about the year ahead, usually with great anticipation. God has made me a “forward thinker" by nature, so it’s easy for me to let go of what’s behind, and press toward what lies ahead. However, this year (probably since...

Why Does God Work Through Broken People?

The hole in the wall was a dead giveaway. In a moment of anger, I had taken my fist and slammed it into the wall of our home as hard as I could. All of the stress and frustration from the previous six months suddenly came together in an uncontrolled fit of rage. I...

Who is the Greatest?

There it was, in big, bold letters at the very top of the screen, the first among a list of sponsors who were responsible for putting on a large ministry event in our city. The name of our church. Fortunately for us, we’d picked a name for our congregation that...

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