Hostility, Fragility, and Hope
Lessons from Pastoring Through Racial Tensions
Jan 20, 2020
Few things today are as divisive, hostile, fragile, challenging, and complex as race relations are in America, but we, of all people, are not without hope.
God Works Through the Weak
Mar 24, 2019
Don’t wait until you feel strong to venture something great for God. Admit your weakness, step out in faith, and expect God to be your strength.
A Better Reason to Share Your Faith
Mar 6, 2018
We will not share the gospel consistently if we’re not convinced it’s important for our spiritual growth and intimacy with Jesus.
God Shines Most in Our Messiness
Feb 25, 2017
God often does his clearest work in and through us as we serve each other, especially in our messiness.
Don’t Keep the Gospel to Yourself
Oct 24, 2016
When God saved you, he put you on mission to see others saved. If you haven’t shared the gospel recently, here are three important questions to ask.
Count the Cost in the New America
Eight Ways to Engage with Hope
Jul 30, 2016
Trends in our day may discourage us, and opposition to our faith may rise, but Christians are called to engage — and do so with hope.
Four Reasons We Don’t Share the Gospel
Jun 11, 2016
Why don’t we share the gospel more than we do? Here are four things that keep us from speaking about our faith, and four ways we can grow together in our evangelism.
Reject the World’s Whitewashed Words for Evil
Oct 12, 2015
Part of the cause for life today is identifying and exposing the world’s whitewashed words for evil. The abortions taking place are not merely routine medical procedures, but in fact the systematic killing of children. We have to reject softer, more digestible terms, and call evil what it really is.
Give Your Weakness to God
Oct 8, 2015
“How are you doing?” It’s a pet peeve of mine — that I’m also guilty of — when those words are used as a greeting rather than as a question. It’s easy to say, “How are you doing?” without actually…
God Will Use Even You
Jun 29, 2015
I didn’t attend an Ivy League school. I was not a cum laude graduate. I’m not a founder, innovator, CEO, or visionary of any company. I sit on no boards. I am the trustee of nothing more than my personal…
Three Ways to Remember God’s Grace
Apr 23, 2015
If we see our world, our lives, and our circumstances through the lens of Jesus’s cross, everything will come into focus. And that clarity of sight will awaken joy in us. It is looking through this lens that we find a deep sense of what it means to be loved by a good and kind heavenly Father.
We Complain Because We Forget
Mar 23, 2015
Grumbling and complaining are symptoms of spiritual amnesia, a disease that will kill us unless we make every effort to remember God’s grace to us.