Joy Unspeakable!

Last week I was privileged to be featured on the William Tennent School of Theology blog. Tennent is a start-up seminary based out of Colorado led by my friend Michael Morgan. Michael and I were part of the same cohort for our Doctor of Ministry program and have stayed in touch ever since we graduated. […]

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Helping One Another Follow Jesus

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.” (Matthew 28:19) In the Great Commission, we find our marching orders. The mission of the church is to make disciples who make disciples who…..make disciples. Jesus did not simply say this to the apostles. He did not simply say this to pastors and church leaders. He gave […]

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Finding Victory over Sin and Idolatry

Several weeks ago, I wrote a blog entitled 7 Blessings of COVID-19. One of the blessings I highlighted was that some of our cultural idols, including professional and college sports, were being eliminated. Though I am saddened that thousands of people lost their jobs, I believe that on the whole, this is hugely positive, particularly […]

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What You Gain in Salvation

Three and a half years ago my wife and I bought our first house. This was a big step for us, but after watching countless episodes of HGTV, we thought we were well prepared. However, there were a few surprises, one of them being all the “extras” that we didn’t plan on acquiring. Let me […]

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Scripture Memorization

Do you remember back in Sunday school as a kid or after you first became a Christian….you were encouraged to make a practice of memorizing Scripture? You were told about all the benefits and how it would strengthen you in your faith. You knew in your heart it would be a good thing to do. […]

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Two Keys to a Healthy Church

John 13:34-35:  “A new command I give you: Love one another.  As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Among the many “radical” teachings of Jesus, we could definitely put this verse in that category. The […]

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The Hardest Year of My Life

  The last year has been a tough one to say the least. It has been hard in a number of different ways, but especially when it comes to my health. Over the past year, I have been to the emergency room 7 times (8 if you include my lime’s disease visit). I have had […]

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Bored With Jesus?

During my senior year of High School (way back in April of 2001), I was part of a group of students in our school that went to France. It was an amazing experience, although I can safely say I would appreciate it much more now than I did back then. I will never forget going […]

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