Dr. Mark D. Roberts is a Senior Strategist for Fuller’s Max De Pree Center for Leadership, where he focuses on the spiritual development and thriving of leaders. He is the principal writer of the daily devotional, Life for Leaders, and the founder of the De Pree Center’s Flourishing in the Third Third of Life Initiative. Previously, Mark was the Executive Director of the De Pree Center, the lead pastor of a church in Southern California, and the Senior Director of Laity Lodge in Texas. He has written eight books, dozens of articles, and over 2,500 devotions that help people discover the difference God makes in their daily life and leadership. With a Ph.D. in New Testament from Harvard, Mark teaches at Fuller Seminary, most recently in his D.Min. cohort on “Faith, Work, Economics, and Vocation.” Mark is married to Linda, a marriage and family counselor, spiritual director, and executive coach. Their two grown children are educators on the high school and college level.
Retirement in the Bible? Some New Thoughts and Encouragements
If you Google on “retirement” and “Bible,” you’ll find some folks who say “There is no retirement in the Bible.” Alongside this claim they’ll…Read Post
Workday Prayers: Sharing Your Faith at Work
Our workplace is, for many of us, the place where we interact most often with people who are not Christians.Read Post
Be Rich Toward God
Jesus tells us to be on guard against greed. Real life does not consist of the abundance of possessions.Read Post
The Holy Spirit Will Teach You
Jesus promised to his first disciples that when they were put on trial for following him, the Holy Spirit would teach them what to say.Read Post
Knowing How Much God Loves You
The same God who cares even about each sparrow knows and loves us more than we’ll ever fully understand.Read Post
God Knows You and Values You
In the first century A.D., sparrows were a dime a dozen. Yet, according to Jesus, God knows and values sparrows.Read Post
Workday Prayers: O Lord, Do Not Delay!
God’s timing can be puzzling, even frustrating.Read Post
Woe to Whom?
Whether we’re pastors, seminary professors, parents, or members of a small group, we have the responsibility of personally knowing God and faithfully helping others to know God in truth.Read Post
Where Should You Focus?
Jesus said it was fine to care about religious rituals, but not if that meant neglecting things like God’s love and justice.Read Post
Sometimes we get so obsessed with how others see us that we fail to pay attention to our hearts.Read Post
Eyes Like Superman
According to Jesus, our “eyes” allow the light of God’s truth to enter our souls. And our “eyes,” through our words and actions, can shine the light of God into the world.Read Post
When You Feel Overwhelmed at Work
Psalm 69 teaches us to pray honestly and desperately when we’re feeling overwhelmed.Read Post
If we want to be blessed, we need to hear and do God’s word.Read Post
The Finger of God
Wherever God is at work – both in obvious miracles and in daily blessings and empowerments – God is ruling.Read Post
God Gives Good Gifts
When we ask God for things in prayer, God does not give us that which will hurt us.Read Post