When Sinners Say “I Do”


Theology is not an abstract concept that makes no impact on the lives of believers every day.  Theology, or what we believe about God should affect our thinking, our motivations, our behavior, and our relationships.  Our beliefs govern how we live, period.  This is the major thesis of Dave Harvey’s[…]

An Ordinary, Extraordinary Night


A few years ago I heard that the International Space Station could be seen streaking through the night sky above North America. So, I marked the dates when this was supposed to happen and I made a point to remember the time and which direction in the sky it was[…]

Just Be Held

Do you ever feel like you need to be strong for everyone else?  You can’t show weakness, you can’t let anyone else know you’re struggling, and heaven forbid someone actually see tears in your eyes!  I often talk to people who are absolutely exhausted, not just from the battles they[…]

Precious in the sight of the Lord


“Grandma died at 7:30.” This was the text I received from my wife this morning, and while the message did not surprise either of us, in that moment, my heart was both sad and filled with joy.  Sad, because Rebecca’s Grandma had become my Grandma.  All of my grandparents died[…]

5 Really Bad Reasons To Leave Your Church | RELEVANT Magazine


[dropcap]I[/dropcap] came across this article yesterday and thought it was very insightful.  Over the past eight years of pastoring I’ve personally dealt with people who have left the church for four of these reasons (I’ve never had to deal with #2…yet!).  Leaving a church is a difficult and even painful[…]

My Times Are In Thy Hand


   “But I trusted in thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my God. My times are in thy hand…” – Psalm 31:14–15 Cancel.  That was the advice of the leadership of the church I pastor concerning our worship services today.  After thinking about it, checking every forecast we could[…]