I became pastor of a church and three weeks later the quarantine started. I had been searching for a church for about four months, but then everything came together remarkably fast. I candidated, the next day we sold our house, and a week and a half later I had my first day. My wife and […]Read More Starting a New Pastorate During a Global Pandemic
Question: what is the biggest lesson we can learn from the Coronavirus pandemic? Certainly there are multiple lessons to be learned, but one of the key lessons is that we are all mortal (Hebrews 9:27). Just as we didn’t orchestrate our birthday, nor can we orchestrate our death day. Several years ago, a good friend […]Read More Living in View of Eternity
On Monday I celebrated my 37th birthday! I know, I know, some of you think I am still just a young wipper-snapper, while others of you think I am starting to get “up there” in age. It’s all about perspective. Whatever the case, I know I am a blessed man. The apostle Paul asks, “What […]Read More Count Your Blessings!
Way back in 2010, big changes were on the way for our family, as Steph was pregnant with our twin daughters and we had a decision to make. What would we do after her maternity leave was over? I was the pastor of a small country church while Steph was working as a counselor. We […]Read More You Can Trust in the Lord!
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 […]Read More Finding Victory over Sin and Idolatry
The world has changed dramatically over the past few months. Well over a million people have COVID-19 and tens of thousands have died from it. In many ways, life will never be the same again. Many people are scratching their heads, asking big questions, and searching for answers. This is a good thing. If you […]Read More Making Sense of Suffering, Death, and Global Pandemics
Let’s be clear. This worldwide pandemic is a tragedy. Thousands have died, hundreds of thousands have been infected with the virus, and only God knows how many more lives it will touch. But with tragedy and trial, you often find blessing. Think of the words of Joseph to his brothers. “As for you, you meant […]Read More 7 Blessings of COVID-19