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.
Is Retirement Good for You? Or Not?
A few weeks ago I started to wonder: Is retirement good for you? Are retired people healthier? Happier? Do those who retire live better,…Read Post
Worry Doesn’t Help
Jesus encourages us not to worry about our lives.Read Post
You Matter So Much More!
We live in a time filled with anxiety. But Jesus urges us not to worry.Read Post
Words for the Worried
There is so much going on around us – and in our own lives – that causes us to worry.Read Post
Your Labor in the Lord Really Matters
Sometimes it can feel is our work really doesn’t matter.Read Post
Living as a Community of Forgiveness
Together, we are to be places in which forgiveness is practiced regularly.Read Post
Reasons to Forgive, Part 2
Why should we forgive people who wrong us?Read Post
Reasons to Forgive, Part 1
Why should we forgive others?Read Post
Ephesians 4:32 urges us to be kind to each other, adding that we should be “tenderhearted.”Read Post
A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way
In Ephesians 4:32 we’re told to “be kind to one another.” That seems pretty simple, though we can easily forget to put it into practice.Read Post
Taking Stock of Your Life
Sometimes it’s good to take stock of our lives, to prayerfully look at ourselves with courageous honesty.Read Post
Please God with Your Words
When we use words to tear someone down, God is grieved. But when we use words to build someone up, God rejoices.Read Post
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