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.
God Feels Joy Over You
Does God feel joy over you?Read Post
Can You Give God Joy?
Could using words to build people up actually delight the heart of God?Read Post
Another Reason Why Your Words Matter to God
We can speak in a way that glorifies God. Or we can speak in a way that grieves God’s own Spirit.Read Post
One Reason Why Your Words Matter to God
When the Spirit of God is active in our lives, we will be transformed to be more and more like Christ.Read Post
Your Words Matter to God
When we use our words to tear down people rather than build them up, God is grieved.Read Post
An Example of Using Words to Build Up
If we’re going to do what Scripture teaches and use words for building up, we need positive examples to encourage us.Read Post
Using the Power of Words for Good
Words have power. Words can build up and inspire. Or they can tear down and deflate.Read Post
Why Should We Work? Part 3
Ephesians also shows that work is good because it enables us to help those who are in need.Read Post
Why Should We Work? Part 2
Our work matters because, by working, we are able to add to the goodness of the world.Read Post
Why Should We Work? Part 1
That we were created for work helps us to see that, through working, we can glorify God.Read Post
Could We Be Working Way Too Hard?
May God teach us how to build our lives according to God’s own rhythm of work and rest.Read Post
Working Hard . . . Hardly Working
Ephesians 4:28 teaches us to work hard.. we also need to rest.Read Post
Advice for Thieves . . . and for You?
We all need to learn how to do good work and to share the proceeds from our labors with those who are needy.Read Post
Be Angry But Do Not Sin, Part 6
Expressions of anger often lead to deeper division and greater pain.Read Post
Be Angry But Do Not Sin, Part 5
If we’re experiencing strong, angry feelings, it’s often difficult for us to express these in a healthy way to the person who wronged us.Read Post