One of my favorite musical artists of all-time is Bruce Springsteen, and this year marks the 40th anniversary of his seminal album "Born to Run." The story goes that this was a make-or-break album for "The Boss." If this project did not gain traction and sell well then his label was probably going to drop … Continue reading “Born to Run” & Preaching
Can a simple cup of water change the course of a person's life? Jesus seems to think so. In Mark 9:41 Jesus says the following to his apostle John: "For truly, I say to you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ will by no means lose his … Continue reading Can A Cup of Water Change a Life?
Tonight I'm leading a discussion on Dietrich Bonhoeffer's classic work Life Together. The genius of this book is that forces us to think deeply about the meaning, function, and form of Christian community. Here's a brief outline of the book: Thesis: The church is formed by Christ to be the seed of the Kingdom of … Continue reading
I recently attended the 2015 Global Leadership Summit put on by Willow Creek Community Church and simulcast at Crossings Community Church in OKC. I have been participating in this conference for years and highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in growing as a leader. With the exception of two speakers, this year's faculty … Continue reading 2015 Global Leadership Summit
I've recently had some wonderful conversations with people who are asking great and sincere questions about the Christian faith. As a committed life-long learner, I think asking questions and searching things out is one of the best ways to learn anything; so I welcome the type of questions I've been getting from folks. I also … Continue reading Thinking Christians
Psalm 17 is a personal lament by David at a time when he was in danger from his opponents. In David's view, the suffering he's enduring is undeserved and is an attack on his integrity as a follower of God. The psalm's relevance to us lies in the fact that, today, many Christians feel that … Continue reading Psalm 17