Published: 8 years ago

Wolfpack Gospel

I have the sports section on my desk. If you know me, you likely just spewed coffee from the Caps Lock to the Backspace key.  I don’t do sports.  I used to do sports, if you count holding down the bench so that the …

Published: 8 years ago

Bible Doctrines Explained

I’m so thankful for folks like this who can clear up the doctrine of the Trinity, because apparently I’ve been wrong this whole time.  Nothing says “biblical faithfulness” like bathrobes, 24 inch goatees, and electric guitars. Rock on, anti-Trinitarian biblically-illiterate Jesus-disbelieving heretical weird rocker …

Published: 8 years ago

Balcony People

Back in the day when I was a Student Pastor, I used to have a pocket full of illustrations for students.  You know the ones…the cutesy little gems that you’d whip out whenever times got tough and kids needed a pick-me-up: Did you guys …

Published: 8 years ago

FI Fridays: For Them

Every Friday this fall, I’m doing a series titled “First Impressions Fridays.”  These posts are specifically designed for the First Impressions Teams at all of our campuses, but hey, read it anyway.  You might learn something useful. Churches are notorious for building the kingdom. …

Published: 8 years ago

Leader or Manager?

One of my summer reads was the instant classic Tribes by the always insightful Seth Godin.  I’ve been re-reading it with my team over the last couple of weeks, and it’s been rocking my world.  Here’s one of the quotes we wrestled with this …

Published: 8 years ago

Be Still And Know…

Alarm clock snooze button I can’t believe it’s time to get up stumble through stubbed toe brew coffee spill coffee curse coffee bless coffee open Bible study Bible pray… Be still and know that I am God. …grab a shower shave nick face nothing …

Published: 8 years ago

Intentional Relationships

Earlier this morning I caught up with one of our church planters who is currently stateside.  I always enjoy getting time with this particular planter, and this morning was especially valuable as we talked through the difference in building relationships in America vs. a …

Published: 8 years ago

FI Fridays: Do What You Say

Every Friday this fall, I’m doing a series titled “First Impressions Fridays.”  These posts are specifically designed for the First Impressions Teams at all of our campuses, but hey, read it anyway.  You might learn something useful. Don’t let your mouth write checks your …

Published: 8 years ago

Sublime Audacity

A few mornings ago I was struck with the fact that we get to call Daddy.  Think about that: the God who created the universe, the God who holds our eternity, the God who defeated sin and loved us in spite of our rebellion and …

Published: 8 years ago

This Is NOT a Dog Blog

I don’t want to be “that guy” who tells more stories about his dog, but this one…well, this one must be told. The scene: my two oldest kids’ room, 5:30 AM Monday I walked into the room, confident that there was a disturbance in …

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