Discipleship 3

Two Sheets of Paper that have Captivated my Life

I have a deep and abiding passion for intentional discipleship and designing a path to take people from “unsaved” to “church elder” has been my preoccupation for a few years now. The intensity of this fixation has increased recently as I have worked through a re-visioning process with the church I’m currently serving, and then doubled over the past month as I’ve […]

Discipleship 3

How to be a Christian Husband

As I was cleaning off my desk, I stumbled across a note I wrote during a counseling session a while back where a man asked me, “What does it mean to be a Christian husband?”. He didn’t grow up in a Christian home and didn’t know what scripture said, so he didn’t have much to draw on. I was powerfully […]

Discipleship

Two Podcasts I NEVER Miss

I’m currently on a “staycation”. I was starting to feel tired and distracted, and I know what happens when I travel down that road too far, so I scheduled some time off. I’m not going anywhere, but I get to sleep in some, hang out with the family, and do some fun things around the house I didn’t have time […]

Uncategorized

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views. Click here […]

Devotional

Waiting & Preparing

I shared this devotional at a Christmas Eve Service last night: Over the past month both our churches have been celebrating the season of Christmas by using Advent candles. They are a wonderful tool to remind us that the story of Christmas doesn’t just surround the baby in the manger, but encompasses the whole gospel. I’ve been preaching a sermon […]

Discipleship

My Boys' Testimonies and Baptisms

On October 14th I had the amazing privilege of baptising my sons Ethan and Edison. It was such a wonderful day, and my wife and I are so proud of them. I’ve finally uploaded their testimony and baptism video to youtube and want to share it with you. The audio isn’t that great, so here’s a copy of their testimonies. Every word […]

Discipleship

What to Do with Bad News

In light of current events I put together this handout to give to my church tomorrow. I thought it might be helpful to give you some things to do when you hear or experience bad news. This is by no means a comprehensive guide, but is what is on my heart to share right now. 1. Pray in Concentric Circles […]

Sermon

My Sermon Archive

Hello and Merry Christmas! I’ve been having too wonderful of a time with my family and church and haven’t been posting much, so I wanted to point you to where you can read some of my sermons. (I know you’ve been sitting in front of your computer, just waiting for someone to send you some sermons to read over the […]

Fellowship

Pretending To Be F.I.N.E.

How are you? – Fine. Really? – Yup, Fine. Are you sure, ’cause you don’t sound fine? – Totally fine. Ok. Have you had that conversation with someone? Someone once told me that F.I.N.E. stands for “Feelings I’m Not Expressing”, and while I agree that there are times and places to keep things to yourself (or to gush), there are a […]

Sermon

Spiritual Lostness

I preached this sermon on Sunday and wanted to share it with you. Introduction Do you ever feel lost? I suppose there are lots of ways to get lost. You can get geographically lost. Like whenever you go to a new mall, or a big store, and are trying to find your way around. I get lost all the time […]