As our children go back to school, I have been specifically moved upon by the Holy Spirit to pray for them. A stirring deep inside me cries out against the onslaught of the enemy in today’s world to confuse our precious children regarding gender issues. It is an identification crisis
During casual conversation, my wife brought up a truth that captured my interest. We were discussing the sad and wide scale reality of failed relationships and the role of offenses in today’s world. Jesus warned us that offenses would escalate in the last days, and so they have! Luke 24:10
The other night, I dreamed that I drove a toy tractor and dug a tunnel through Mount Rushmore. As I furiously labored, each of the Presidents spoke to me, offering me friendly advice and encouragement. It was so exciting until the hole I dug began to collapse. I woke up
I’m upset. Someone I counseled has left the church. The enemy has again used shame to divide and conquer. When will we learn? Here’s the story. I’m afraid It’s repeated all too often. A wife came to me in tears. She informed me that her husband was having an emotional
In June 2017, my wife and I planted a church in my hometown. Hope Community Church was a forty-year-old dream come true! I dedicate this blog to church planters everywhere. New church. Old church. It doesn’t matter. The struggles, wins, and failures are the same. To my great disappointment, I
Over the years one of my biggest struggles as a pastor has been dealing with churchy people. Admittedly, I don’t like them. They are kin to the New Testament Pharisees. They love the trappings of church more than people. I can’t judge their heart condition but this I’ve observed: they
This is the second part of my blog brokenness and right believing. I love what it says in John 20:21, “Now when there was some Greeks among those who were going up to worship at the feast; these then came to Phillip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and began
This blog is about brokenness and right believing. Salvation is the experience of a moment that continues to work out in the process. I respectfully invite those who hold an opposing theological position to continue reading. I don’t have all the answers, and I am by no means an avid
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