We all want to be happy and so we make our choices based on what we believe to be leading us and giving us the best that we can have. … Continue reading Chapter Two: Best and Happiest Pursuit
Chapter one of A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life begins by defining what a holy and devout life looks life. I sum that definition up this way: a … Continue reading Chapter One: Devoted Life
The new year is nearly upon us and that, for many, means taking stock of goals and ambitions for the next twelve months. The beginning point is often with physical … Continue reading The Pursuit of Holiness
The best people I know are doers, go-getters. And I truly thank God for them. They’ve made my life better by passing on to me a hard and noteworthy work … Continue reading Are you Doing the Best Things?
Greed is a giant that we all must slay. We’re not always aware of the giant’s presence in lives. It’s much easier to peg someone else as greedy than it is to … Continue reading (Part 4) Thanksgiving: A Sword to Slay the Giant Greed
Because God is Infinitely more Delightful Church Father Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, wrote in his Confessions, “Our souls are restless till they find their rest in [God].” Far from making … Continue reading Why God is Better than Lust: Reason 1
While passing out Halloween candy this year, I observed this frequent interaction between kids and parents. I would give a boy or girl some candy, and a parent would ask … Continue reading (Part 2) Thanksgiving: The Rhythm of Thanks
I have been enrolled in Christian education since the Fall of 2007. I have had a total of three semesters off during that time. That education includes a BA in … Continue reading A Personal Reflection of Higher Christian Education (10 Years In and Counting)
Preaching is the great business of a pastor-teacher. Those precious moments in the pulpit, where the congregation sits together under the Word of God, are the highlight of the worship … Continue reading Preaching in a Church Replant VS Preaching in an Established Church
One of the first things that a new believer is confronted with in their new found relationship with Christ is large amounts of Bible information. Prior to conversion they were … Continue reading What is All this Bible Information For?
Gossip is often the underpinning poison that rips apart some of the closest friendships, business partners, and even churches. There is something insidiously delicious to our humanness that desires to … Continue reading The Ugly Truth About Gossip
I find that one of the most misunderstood concepts in the church today is in the area of who is responsible for the discipleship that is to take place in … Continue reading Discipleship? Isn’t That What We Pay Our Pastor For?