Being stationary has never been my thing. I’m more like a nomad. I think I’ve moved close to 22 times in my life so far. Several of those moves had to do with my parents missionary vocation. But, many of those moves had to do less with vocation and more to do with vision. If … Continue reading Follow The Leader
I have noticed though that, whether it's a lake or a river, there is no such thing as sitting still. If you aren't paddling you will eventually drift somewhere. Why would people drift away from Jesus? Whatever the reason, it's happening. Many young people who grew up in the church and have once professed their faith in Jesus have since given up on Church. The irony is though that...
I need a nap. We live in a very fast paced, busy, "git-er-done" culture. We add lots of things into our weekly activities. We say phrases like, “rest is for the weak” or “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” or “Ain’t nobody got time to rest!” to boost the moral of hyper activity. Somewhere we think … Continue reading Naps Are Good For The Soul
Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. But, as I ponder the significance of Easter this year, my heart is shifting. Did you know that the early church didn’t even celebrate the birth of Jesus. Easter was their most cherished holiday. At Christmas we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ the Son of God and what … Continue reading The Never Ending Story
We all have at least one - something embarrassing we don't want to be public knowledge. As hard as it is to narrow down my list to just one I'll give it a try. When I was a teenager there was one thing I didn't want to talk about. I didn't want others to label … Continue reading Going Public
Think back to when you were a child. Can you remember a toy that you asked Mom and Dad to get you for your birthday? You spent months telling them you really, really, really, really needed it. I can remember this one year how desperately I wanted GI Joes. Despite my Mothers refusal to buy, what … Continue reading There’s No Room For Jesus In Church
Last time we took a look at 2 issues that I fear are minimizing the church’s impact on the world. If there is one thing the church is meant to be it’s a light. “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father … Continue reading 5 Major Problems With Modern Church – Part 2
A cursory glance back at the book of Acts or the writings of the early church fathers and you’ll notice that many things have changed, not only in the way we “do church” but, in the way we view it. It’s critical that we don’t place the criterion of perfection on what church looks like … Continue reading 5 Major Problems With Modern Church