Book Review: Comeback Churches

An incarnational church functions as the "body of Christ" because it represents the presence of Christ in a community. - Comeback Churches, page 6 I believe that every church is planted with the desire to be an incarnational church. However, over time, many times churches get "stuck".  They operate in a way that is meaningful only … Continue reading Book Review: Comeback Churches

Book Review: Making Room for Leadership

I have been called a bull in a china shop...on more than one occasion!  A friend, hoping to help, handed me this book to read...about four years ago.  To be honest, at that time I wasn't ready to openly evaluate myself and how I used my physical presence to influence others.  I was defensive and thought, … Continue reading Book Review: Making Room for Leadership

Sometimes You Just Need a Donut

I have to be honest with you: I'm not loving life right now.  It's COLD. Oh so cold. No more football for like 260 days.  We are in this season of waiting on God to tell us what's next.  Don't get me wrong.  I'm a very blessed man.  I have an OUTSTANDING wife and awesome kids.  We … Continue reading Sometimes You Just Need a Donut

Book Review: The Wounded Healer

"The great illusion of leadership is to think that man can be led out of the desert by someone who has never been there."- Henri Nouwen As young leaders, we gather knowledge and experience and think that alone will help us become great leaders. I now believe that it is only after a leader has lived … Continue reading Book Review: The Wounded Healer

Book Review- The Contemplative Pastor

The pastor's question is, "Who are these particular people, and how can I be with them in such a way that they can become what God is making them?"- Eugene Peterson I'm currently in a "wait and see" season of life.  I've described it to a friend as feeling like a shepherd with no flock.  Our … Continue reading Book Review- The Contemplative Pastor

Why Russell Wilson is the Best of the Young QBs

I don't normally blog about sports, but I wanted to share some thoughts about my favorite professional athlete. Its no secret that I am a big fan of Russell Wilson.  I enjoyed watching him for his one year at the University of Wisconsin and I was so happy to see him get the chance to play … Continue reading Why Russell Wilson is the Best of the Young QBs

Building Legos, Building Children

I sat on the floor with my three year old son, surrounded my thousands and thousands of little LEGO pieces.  “Wow!”, I thought to myself, “this is a pretty daunting task!” We were attempting to rebuild my X-Wing LEGO starfighter from 1999.  The problem was that the X-Wing pieces had been mixed in with thousands … Continue reading Building Legos, Building Children

How Exercise Can be a form of Liturgy

"God made me fast. And when I run, I feel his pleasure."- Eric Liddell Well, God didn't make me fast, but I still feel his pleasure when I run.  It all started about 5 months ago.  I was tired of being the FAT DAD, so I decided to make a change.  I started exercising 6 … Continue reading How Exercise Can be a form of Liturgy