Easter, as we know it in the Western Church, has almost become more about who has more plastic eggs spread out in a field and who can give away the most prizes to kids who already live in absolute opulence, and who can outdo the church down the road with helicopters, horse rides, bouncy houses, … More Is Church Planting Really the Answer?
My family and I left the security of a great family, awesome church, exciting job, wonderful home, and and incredible community to pursue the adventure of church planting. This was something that through a series of events was Providential and not of my own accord. Although, I tend to have wanderlust, this was something that … More 14 things I’ve learned (and still learning) as a church planter.
A lot has been written recently about the discipleship movement, I think it could be because with all of our mega-everything, we have realized that we have done a poor job at making true disciples, which most of the time comes in the hidden and small. We are pretty good at making consumers, (vis a … More Get on the DiscipleSHIP!
In his book An Unhurried Life Alan Fadling writes, “If you had one word to describe Jesus, what would it be?” He then goes on to say, “Relaxed”. I have to admit I have never thought of Jesus as relaxed, but then as I read through so many of his stories, through that lens, I realized … More Simplify: De-Clutter
I just finished up a series called “The Hard Things” in our church. We tackled the issues that we as believers wrestle with, and cause tension in our lives like Jesus and politics, miracles, prayer and other things… Through the journey of this series, we discovered that a lot of what we have been taught … More Simplify
I’m trying to space these thoughts out a little, seems like it gives us time to digest and really take to heart this journey to discover the 7 pillars of wisdom. If you have been reading these, then you know by know that this has been a holy crusade, if you will, through the book … More Prudence: The Fourth Pillar
What is Honor? Why is honor important? Is it something to be earned or bestowed or both? IN the series of the Seven Pillars, Humility is strategically placed before honor. Proverbs 15:33 “Fear of the Lord teaches wisdom; humility precedes honor.” Honor therefore is placed upon someone when that person has walked through the pillar of … More Honor: The Third Pillar