The Big Story of Scripture

Do you want to learn the big story of Scripture? If so, the Wineskins group has created a wonderful resource called "Theodrama," which is a collection of short videos that unpacks the story of Scripture in 70 episodes. The videos are narrated by Dr. John Mark Hicks, who is a theology professor at Lipscomb University … Continue reading The Big Story of Scripture

Pray & Work for Peace

This week I am encouraging my congregation to pray the following prayer of peace that is most commonly attributed to St. Francis of Assisi... Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; … Continue reading Pray & Work for Peace

A Prayer for My Teammates

This week, news broke of another well-known Christian minister committing suicide.  In the wake of this news, there has been a lot of talk about mental illness and of the absurd expectations and burdens that are put on ministers.  Both of these topics are very appropriate. As Ed Stetzer wrote, "The reality is that pastors … Continue reading A Prayer for My Teammates

An Error at Third

Yesterday, I attended the last regular season game of the Oklahoma City Dodgers (the Triple-A minor league affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers) with some people from my church family. The Dodgers didn't play well and they lost the game. On one play, a ball was hit to the Dodgers' third baseman who booted the … Continue reading An Error at Third