You Are Not John Piper. And That’s OK.

In the midst of a busy ministry season, Heather and I had a tremendous opportunity to attend the Together For The Gospel conference in Louisville, KY back in April. We were among 12,000 other attendees who had come together to worship and hear from a number of preachers talk on what it means to be… Continue reading You Are Not John Piper. And That’s OK.

Day 13 – Glory In The Unexpected

“And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I… Continue reading Day 13 – Glory In The Unexpected

My Best Reads of 2014 That You Should Read In 2015

I'm a guy who loves to read in my spare time (whenever that happens to come in ministry life).  This year I have come across a few duds when it comes to quality books, but there have also been quite a few great books that I would highly recommend.  So take a look at my Top… Continue reading My Best Reads of 2014 That You Should Read In 2015

John Piper Loves Beauty & Wants To Talk About It

Simply put, words matter.  Our words can be vessels of encouragement.  They can express love to the people that matter most in our lives.  Our words can inflict pain on those we hurl insults at.  As James 2 says, the tongue is a tiny part of the body that carries a weighty impact.  That impact… Continue reading John Piper Loves Beauty & Wants To Talk About It

Dodging Pastoral Hero Worship

Favorites. We all have them.  Favorite drink at Starbucks.  Favorite sports team.  Favorite vacation spot.  And yes, even favorite pastor.  You know, that one guy that you try to catch their podcast or their service on television when you can.  The preacher whose book you buy whenever a new one comes out. Guys like David… Continue reading Dodging Pastoral Hero Worship

Taking Time for a Divine Appointment

Yesterday was my wife's birthday, so I was a busy man yesterday spoiling her by grabbing meals for her and grabbing a last minute present.  On one of my stops yesterday, a man stops and begins to talk to me.  He asks me what I do and so after finding out I was a youth… Continue reading Taking Time for a Divine Appointment