Pro Bono Jesus

The Worshipping Power of “I Don’t Know”

Posted by in emotion, general, Theology

There was a time once in some far off planet where the answer to every question wasn’t simply an “OK Google” or “Hey Alexa” away.  On a side note, I’ve often thought about how annoying it would be to be named Alexa these days.  On a side-side note, I also think it would be incredibly entertaining to have a friend named Alexa and just bombard her with random questions on a regular basis. “Hey Alexa, how many ounces are there in 29 quarts?”  “Hey Alexa, who won the 1939 World…read more

Discern God’s Will In 3 (Not Always Easy) Steps

Posted by in motive, spirit, vocation

On average we make 35,000 decisions every day. It’s one of the reasons it is so hard to decide between Jimmy Johns and Chipotle – we get tired of so many choices. Followers of Jesus are instructed to be faithful in each of those decisions. (Jesus has high standards.) Some choices are easy. Should I punch my neighbor for not mowing their yard this week? Should I steal a Snickers from the gas station because I don’t have any cash? Should I flip off the guy in front of me that…read more

5 Keys to a Successful Humble-Brag on Social Media

Posted by in relationships

We’ve all seen them before.  The well-crafted Facebook post or the well thought out Instagram picture showcasing a great achievement, while still maintaining an envious amount of humility. You know, the kind of humility that you can be proud of.  It’s an art, and we Christians are especially adept at it.  We know that as Christians, we are called to live in humility; to not let our left hand know what our right hand is doing; to not practice our righteousness to be seen by others; and so on and…read more

The Power of a Moment

Posted by in motive

A few nights ago I was in our girls’ upstairs bedroom helping them to get ready for bed. As they were putting their pajamas on, they spontaneously began to act out a wonderfully hilarious version of MasterChef Jr. It was amazing! They even interrupted their dialogue with a commercial break at the peak of anticipation. “And the winner is . . .” (cue fiery logo invading the screen) It was pure joy to watch their wit and laughter. But then came a familiar and gentle whisper from a sly robber….read more


Posted by in general

2000 years ago God put on human skin and moved into the neighborhood. We were not there, but we heard about it. When God saw the brokenness of our world and the hopelessness of earth’s people, His love demanded that something be done. So God offered himself, Jesus, to help. He offered his advice. He offered his power. He offered his life. He took our case. Pro bono. This web log is an opportunity to share how Jesus’ pro bono work frees us and our world from all that fetters it. These…read more