The Falling Leaves of Doctrine and the Root of Unbelief

I have a metaphor in my mind that I want to share. Would love your feedback on it – all 3 of you who will read this! I see you. We have a tree that’s dying in our front yard…there is nothing that we can do about it. Even if we spent thousands on it,Continue reading “The Falling Leaves of Doctrine and the Root of Unbelief”

Christian Parents, give this gift to your children

What is the best gift parents can give their children besides the Gospel?  This question came home forcefully to me recently.  I had a friend say, “my parents don’t know the Lord, and part of the tragedy is that I see them making the same mistakes again and again, now for 40 years.  They areContinue reading “Christian Parents, give this gift to your children”

The Problem with “It’s a Gospel Issue”

Perhaps you’ve heard someone say recently, “this is a gospel issue.” Maybe it was said about a secondary or tertiary theological topic like baptism or church leadership. Maybe it was said about a social issue, such as race or creation care. Connecting anything to the gospel means we need to be clear with what weContinue reading “The Problem with “It’s a Gospel Issue””

9.5 Theses for 21st Century Christian Thinking

I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t mind a break from the craziness in the US surrounding political, social, and ethnic debates. There’s so many people using the same terms, but meaning different things. There’s so many folks talking past each other. There’s elements that are trying to foment unrest on all fronts. InContinue reading “9.5 Theses for 21st Century Christian Thinking”

Lessons from the Global Church in this American Moment

This could easily turn into a book length post, or a series, but for now I want to keep it short and offer up some thoughts to help answer this question. I believe the global church has much to offer us as we walk through this divisive and contentious days. Here are 6. Holiness forContinue reading “Lessons from the Global Church in this American Moment”

Announcement: PhD Acceptance

I wanted to share that I have been accepted into the PhD in Christian Mission program at Southern Seminary. Thankful and excited to be further equipped to serve Christ and His Church around the world! Would love your prayers for growth, understanding, wisdom, and fruit that lasts! I have had a few folks ask, “WhyContinue reading “Announcement: PhD Acceptance”

Does God Care? Comfort in Crisis

Hey friends, I hope you are all doing well.  No doubt, you find yourself in some sort of scenario you weren’t expecting.  This coronavirus outbreak has all of us at least, somewhat, quarantined.  Perhaps it also has us wrestling with the Lord in these days.  As the number of folks near to us, whether aContinue reading “Does God Care? Comfort in Crisis”

The God of Love Floods the Earth

So, this is a subject that I’ve been wanting to write on for some time.  If you haven’t read Genesis 6.1-4 in a while, here it is: 6 When man began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them, 2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of man wereContinue reading “The God of Love Floods the Earth”

A Wake-up Call for Humility

Hey friends, what a week, huh?  If you’re reading this in a year later than 2020, the U.S. has just started a fairly aggressive (especially for us Americans) social distancing policy in response to the Corona Virus.  This post is not about all the ways we need to humble ourselves in this current situation.  ThereContinue reading “A Wake-up Call for Humility”

Always Choosing Harmful Relationships

I shared this on Facebook, but thought I’d put it here for you as well.   Do you always choose the wrong guy? Or the wrong girl? Not wanting to pick someone that will hurt you, yet always finding yourself going back, whether the same harmful relationship or a new one. Is that your story?Continue reading “Always Choosing Harmful Relationships”