We are currently working our way through the book of Luke at my church. This past Sunday we dove into Luke 4. The problem was that there was too much information that I wanted to share so I had to cut a bunch of stuff from my message! Here's a little bit that didn't make … Continue reading From the Cutting Room: Luke 4
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
This world is not our home. I'm reminded of that whenever I or someone close to me experiences pain and trouble. Things aren't the way they are supposed to be. But someday...someday...God is going to right every wrong. Someday, all the poor and powerless will be invited to sit down at a great feast in … Continue reading Someday, Someday
These past two weeks I've shared some thoughts on Psalm 23. Today, I want to look at the final section of this great song of David. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me … Continue reading Reflections on the Psalms: Psalm 23 Part 3
I love the Psalms. They are such rich, authentic prayers by real, broken people. Last week, I shared some reflections on the first part of Psalm 23. Today, I want to look at the middle section of Psalm 23. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no … Continue reading Reflections on the Psalms: Psalm 23 Part 2
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Psalm 23:1-3 (KJV) This is probably the most well known chapter in the Bible. … Continue reading Reflections on the Psalms: 23rd Psalm
Back in Jr. High, I have this vivid memory of feeling like an outsider and like I didn’t know my place. Have you ever felt that way? If you’re like most people- you probably have felt that way at some point in your life. Now- Jr. High is awkward for pretty much everybody. You’re getting … Continue reading Reflections on the Psalms: Part 1
Growing up at a charismatic church, going to a Lutheran junior high, and graduating from a fundamentalist Baptist high school, I saw many different ways to worship. I love this "non denominational guide to official worship signals"! Brilliant!
The great theologian N. T. Wright sings a song he wrote with Francis Collins about Genesis. Happy Wednesday!
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations... (Matthew 28:19) I read a great blog by David Santistevan about discipleship. He says: One of my goals for this year is to be more intentional than I've ever been in making disciples. I'm targeting a handful of young worship leaders, meeting with them regularly, giving them … Continue reading Disciple Someone