July 24th, 2021
Everyone doubts! It is an essential ingredient to mature faith. Some of the greatest heroes in our Christian faith have experienced times of doubt. As he hung upon the cross, even Jesus asked God why ...
Calling, Passion, Freedom!
July 17th, 2021
Recently, I have been studying some of Paul’s insights into what Kingdom ministry looks like, specifically.Delving in 1st Corinthians 9, Paul talks about what it means to serve Jesus with the level of...
July 10th, 2021
When it comes to pace, forward motion, and getting things done promptly generally, the Church finds itself on the slow end of the spectrum. So many good ideas never take off because “we’ll get to that...
When "What If" Happens
July 3rd, 2021
In preparation for some talks that I am putting together, I recently scanned the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), looking for stories that transformed "what is" (The reality of life) into "wha...
The Boundary in your Head
June 24th, 2021
This short story is taken from Seth Godin’s excellent and sharp book, “Poke the Box.” He writes:“My dog wears one of those invisible fence collars. There’s a wire around our small yard, and if she get...
Ministry Must Do's!
June 19th, 2021
Recently, I have been studying some of Paul’s insights into what Kingdom ministry looks like, specifically.I was delving into 1st Corinthians 9, where Paul talks about what it means to serve Jesus wit...
June 12th, 2021
I remember seeing "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," based on the book of the same title by F Scott Fitzgerald. This surreal yet excellent movie stars Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, telling the sto...
Common Sense Praying
June 5th, 2021
According to this wonderful thing called the Interweb, did you know that www.match.com can boast the following statistics?· 56 million first emails sent per year· 132 million winks sent per year· 12 c...
Patience. Got it?
May 28th, 2021
Impatient PatientsPatience: The capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.”The SymptomsImpatience affects everything and everyone.How to diagnose the I...
The Older Brother Blog
May 23rd, 2021
We are all familiar with the story of the prodigal son. It is a story of grace and the nature of God that is so well told and so packed with truth that it transcends history, circumstance, and culture...
A Healthy City
May 14th, 2021
It is important to distinguish between a city on this side of heaven and a heavenly city. Primarily because, like us, a town will always be a “work in progress” until we arrive on the other side of he...
The Power of Parables
May 7th, 2021
Recently I was asked to teach a class on parables. Here are some of the things I learned and taught about. Parables are earthly stories that illustrate spiritual truths. The Greek word parabollo means...