Rest and Refresh 

We need rest. Scripture teaches that we are dust (Gen. 3:19). Unlike God, we tire. We are finite creatures. We need sleep and refreshment. John Piper reminds us: “Sleep is a daily reminder from God that we are not God….Once a day God sense us to...

How to Care for the Seniors in Your Church

In essence, church communities are a type of...

Reclaiming Sunday Morning as the Church’s Primary Formative Event

One of the unique values of corporate spiritual practices —those experienced regularly on Sunday mornings —is that they shape and direct our desire for God in ways that private disciplines fail to replicate....

Has Jesus left the building?

As we sit in the back pew and look around, we notice the dearth of people and wonder: Has Jesus left the building? COVID-19 has been foremost in many minds for over a year. We’ve all had our lives restricted,...
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Sometimes a fresh look at the obvious yields a bombshell. At age 20, my life was crushed and rebuilt by one small challenge. Could it change yours as well? For fifteen years as I speak and travel talking to people about my conversion to Christianity. I have been...

How to Stop Feeding Your Victim Mentality

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Born of trauma, loss, chaos, and injustice, the Victim mentality often feels like a strange form of justice or protection. It can cause you to become so self-focused and defensive that you incrementally push others away. The Victim Identity continually seeks attention...

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The Ninefold Path of Jesus – Trust

Imagine being significantly free of worry and anxiety. What would that be like? Deep peace. Sound sleep. Full attention. Is that a quality of life you desire? Do you think it’s possible? In the teaching on the hill Jesus said, “Do not worry about your life.” The...

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6 Ways (Minus 3) to Know God Is in Your Life

My good friend Jason used to be an outstanding pastor and preacher. After a church split and two other hard experiences, though, Jason no longer felt God was in His life.  “God,” Jason prayed, “if You are real, say something. I need to hear You speak to me.” Jason...

Can You Read the Bible Like A Child?

Can You Read the Bible Like A Child?

Sometimes a fresh look at the obvious yields a bombshell. At age 20, my life was crushed and rebuilt by one small challenge. Could it change yours as well? For fifteen years as I speak and travel talking to people about my conversion to Christianity. I have been...

How to Stop Feeding Your Victim Mentality

How to Stop Feeding Your Victim Mentality

Born of trauma, loss, chaos, and injustice, the Victim mentality often feels like a strange form of justice or protection. It can cause you to become so self-focused and defensive that you incrementally push others away. The Victim Identity continually seeks attention...

The Ninefold Path of Jesus – Trust

The Ninefold Path of Jesus – Trust

Imagine being significantly free of worry and anxiety. What would that be like? Deep peace. Sound sleep. Full attention. Is that a quality of life you desire? Do you think it’s possible? In the teaching on the hill Jesus said, “Do not worry about your life.” The...

6 Ways (Minus 3) to Know God Is in Your Life

6 Ways (Minus 3) to Know God Is in Your Life

My good friend Jason used to be an outstanding pastor and preacher. After a church split and two other hard experiences, though, Jason no longer felt God was in His life.  “God,” Jason prayed, “if You are real, say something. I need to hear You speak to me.” Jason...

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After a year of social distancing, isolation at home and all the overarching pandemic woes, most of us are itching for a proper summer vacation....

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The Creed

Every Sunday, my church recites the Nicene Creed during the worship service. Sometimes, I wonder why. True, the ancient words summon a succession of...

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