Published: 8 months ago

Find Your Center

This post originally appeared on November 30, 2009.   Robert Peary is widely credited as being the first explorer to reach the North Pole (no record exists of Santa disputing that claim, although I’m told that Peary is on the naughty list).  During his …

Published: 9 months ago

Instead of Me: Punished

Christians around the world will celebrate Easter this weekend, and so I thought it fitting to postpone the normal blog content to join the celebration. At the Summit we’ve been in a series called “Instead of Me.” Each weekend we have witnessed a video that takes …

Published: 9 months ago

Instead of Me: Accused

It’s Passion Week, and I’m putting typical guest services content on hold so that we can pause and reflect on the defining moments of history. At the Summit we’ve been in a series called “Instead of Me.” The bumper videos prior to each sermon force us to reckon …

Published: 9 months ago

Instead of Me: Taken

It’s Passion Week, and I am shelving normal blog content so we can reflect together on the moments that changed history. At our church we’ve been in a series called “Instead of Me.” The bumper videos prior to each sermon take one scene from Passion …

Published: 9 months ago

Instead of Me: Betrayed

It’s Passion Week. This weekend, millions of Christians around the world will observe the death and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Over the last few weeks our pastor has been in a sermon series called “Instead of Me.” The bumper videos prior to …

Published: 1 year ago

And So We Wait…

One of my favorite Christmas stories comes out of Luke 2. But it’s not the Charlie Brown Christmas, Linus-holding-a-blanket, end-of-the-school-play Luke 2 recitation you may be thinking of. No, there’s another Luke 2 Christmas story, a Christmas story that hits at the heart of what it means …

Published: 2 years ago

Flashback Friday: Grow Small Before You Go Big

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   The best ministry leaders are dreamers. Huge visionaries. Think-ten-years-ahead kind of people. They know what the end result should look like, …

Published: 2 years ago

Blessed Are The Hands: My Next Chapter of Ministry

Before you read the following post, take note that the original publication date was April 1. April. First. April Fools Day. Thank you. And carry on.     After decades of dreaming and years of planning, I am excited to finally unveil what’s next for …

Published: 2 years ago

Fan Into Flame the Gifts of God

Paul’s letters to Timothy have to rank among my favorite New Testament writing. Penned from a father in the faith to a young man who is still finding his way in ministry, Paul tenderly, carefully laid out advice to Timothy on how to handle the false teaching that …

Published: 8 years ago

The Great Exchange

My sin. His holiness. My sorrow. His joy. My works. His grace. My shame. His glory. My wounds. His scars. My selfishness. His kindness. My pride. His humility. My self-righteousness. His gift of righteousness. My rebellion. His obedience. My clenched fist. His open hand. …

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