Reflecting on MLK Jr. After a Chaotic Year
January 18, 2021
Each year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I spend time reading, reflecting, and writing to honor his legacy. This year, his example feels all the more meaningful as our country has experienced an avalanche of racial tension and injustice. The year 2020 saw a slew of events that sparked...
What Will Be Different?
January 1, 2021
For the last month I have heard (and said myself ) countless times that I'm ready for 2020 to be over. This past year has been filled with death, heartbreak, job loss, chaos, and uncertainty. I think we all would say amen to the wishes of Happy New Year. But...
What is The Gospel?
December 18, 2020
Every now and then you come across a resource that becomes a staple part of your life and ministry. One of those resources for me has been Greg Gilbert's book called "What is The Gospel?" In this book, Greg sets a foundational framework for the fundamental truths of the gospel...
Bring What You Got
December 4, 2020
One of Jesus' miracles that I always find inspiring no matter how many times I read it is the feeding of the 5,000. Jesus has been traveling, teaching and healing people as he goes along. As one would imagine, he is drawing crowds of people wherever he goes. Folks are...
Is Door to Door Evangelism Still Effective?
November 20, 2020
One of the most awkward and intimidating things for many Christ followers is the thought of door to door evangelism. Some see it as too "in your face" and, in an effort to not be like the cults, prefer a more relational approach. Gospel movements like Evangelism Explosion, visitations, even...
4 Simple Steps for Mission
November 6, 2020
One of the things I have learned about habits in the lives of disciple makers is that they are always thinking strategically about reaching lost people. Darlene Shirley is an administrative assistant for pastors at our church. Her job title would not imply it, but she is a disciple maker....
Disciple Making Lessons From Cars 3
October 30, 2020
My family loves all things Disney. We are often piled up watching a Disney movie together. As a father, I'm always trying to point out themes, characters, and moments in movies that can teach my kids kingdom principles. Recently we were watching "Cars 3" and I found myself absolutely compelled...
Haven't We Already Covered That?
October 23, 2020
Recently I was meeting with my D-Group and discussing our journal entries from our Bible reading plans. Currently, we are reading through the book of Numbers which can be a little dense at times, but lately has been pretty thrilling, highlighting God's character when dealing with a grumbling and complaining...
What is Love?
October 9, 2020
While reading through the book of 1 John on my D-Group's reading plan, the theme of love captured my heart this week. The word love is used in the book of 1 John 46 times. It's as if John is saying love is central to Christianity. He not only commands...