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.
There's a lack of evangelism in the church - especially in the American church - these days. In a recent podcast interview (clip below) with Charlotte Awake, I talked about one of the root causes of this and the steps we can take to remedy this evangelism void.
I had the opportunity to fill in for our pastor last Sunday and gladly preached the week after Easter. We took time to look at Luke 24 and how the Resurrection impacts the believer more than just one weekend a year. If you have some time I pray God's Word would build you up… Continue reading Walking In the Resurrection
***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
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
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
Lately a weight has been sitting on my heart. The weight has been my role as teacher of the students that God has placed me over and how careless I had become in teaching them. Obviously, it was not a carelessness that was intentional but it had crept into my life over time. As I… Continue reading Weight of the Word