Hope is the greatest need of man. A man can survive for a time without food or water, but man struggles to move forward without a sense of hope in their life. Man assumed that hope would be ushered in with a new year and a new administration leading American politics. Man was wrong. The… Continue reading Hope Amid a Landscape of Hurt
There are a couple of questions that are almost a given whenever I go out into public. The first is, “Are you cold?” Which is a question I definitely understand. There’s just not a category for people when they meet someone without arms. There’s no way that I am missing both arms, so I have… Continue reading You Have A Story to Tell
The groaning of this world (Romans 8:22) wasn’t going to instantly change because Jesus was now my Savior and Lord. That’s the promise ONE day, not TOday. While the circumstances of my life were not categorically changing and improving – my hope and my help had. I now had a Friend, a Strength, a Shepherd and an Advocate. He was what I really needed.
God has given you a specific set of gifts and abilities. While I may not have Matt Chandler's hand motions while I preach, that doesn't negate the gifts He has provided. Don't compare grace, celebrate it.
When 2018 started for us, we honestly had no idea what God had in store for us. As we launched into January, we knew that God was calling me to step away from typical church ministry and into more of a para-church role as a speaker and evangelist. Yet, that calling came with few guarantees… Continue reading A Year of Grace
Over the next 26 days we will be taking a few minutes out of our crammed Christmas schedules to look into the coming of Christ as we see revealed in Scripture. Over these first 8 days we will focus on the need for a Savior and God’s promise of His arrival. In all of these… Continue reading Day 1 – The Need For a Rescuer
***If you haven't heard Mark Driscoll's interview with Brian Houston, it will provide a glimpse into Driscoll's heart nearly a year after he stepped away from Mars Hill Church. You can see that lengthy interview here.*** Flash back to 2011. In evangelical Christian circles, there were few pastors in America who held a more successful… Continue reading The Curious & Cautionary Case Of Mark Driscoll
A couple of weeks ago, I went to see one of my students play in a high school soccer game. This particular day was warmer than most, so I stopped by a gas station to grab a Powerade to drink during the game. So I walked in the store, grabbed a grape Powerade and went… Continue reading A Measure of Grace
An unmistakeable element of the Christian life is sacrifice. Christ certainly set the mark high for us as He laid down His life even when the world hated Him (Romans 5). Many Christians sacrifice in many ways by giving of their: money, effort, love & time. As we give over so many of these things… Continue reading War of the Words