How the Birth of Jesus Changed the World

I hope you had a wonder-filled Christmas. The past two weeks we re-published two of three US Renewal Classics about the greatest life ever lived.

We’ve saved the best one for last.

The most widely-spread teaching I’ve ever given is how Jesus Christ altered the trajectory of history. We share it here under the title How the Birth of Jesus Changed the World.

Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year.

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Was Blind But Now I See

A year ago, my optometrist gave me the bad news that cataracts were forming on my eyes–and that I would need cataract/lens implant surgery to correct it.

I waited a year after learning of the problem and my vision grew worse. Around Christmas, I decided to pull the trigger and prepare to have my “headlights changed.”

There was one problem. I’d worn contact lenses for fifty-three years, and would have to wear glasses for three months so the curvature of my eyes could return to normal.

I’d never worn glasses before. But I had no choice. Plus, my eyes were really bad. 20/800 bad. Practically legally blind.

But not anymore. Read More

Seeing Through a Glass Darkly

Glass Darkly
 “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face” (1 Corinthians 13:12).

I shared some thoughts with you last week on the Obama farewell and next week I’ll discuss the Trump phenomenon which begins on Friday, January 20.

But today, I’d like to leave the larger world for a moment to share some personal thoughts. Two weeks ago, I made a change in life that many of you can relate to, but I’d never before experienced. I would describe that life alteration as “seeing through a glass darkly.”

Literally. Read More