Being a father has been a big learning experience for me. Seven years ago when the Lord blessed Steph and I with twin daughters, I never dreamed all that God would teach us. Indeed, children are a wonderful blessing in many ways, but one of the surprises was that I have learned much about […]Read More Like Father, Like Son: How God Uses Parenting to Teach Us
As a pastor, I have discovered that just the thought of “family worship” or “family devotions” can be overwhelming to Christian parents. Perhaps one of the reasons for this is because parents think they need to duplicate the Sunday morning worship service. The reality is that family worship doesn’t have to be complicated. Quite simply, […]Read More Committing to Family Worship
How can we understand the origins of the universe? This is an important question that great minds have probed into for centuries. The problem is, of course, no one was there to witness it all….except for God. “In the beginning, God….” We are not left with the impression that anyone else was there. Later on […]Read More Understanding the Origins of the Universe
I once read the story of a pastor who was invited to debate an atheist. The pastor agreed to debate on one condition – that the atheist would bring 50 people who had been transformed by being atheists. The pastor in turn would bring 50 people who had been transformed by the power of Jesus […]Read More The Apologetic of a Transformed Life
Eyes on the Speaker. Mouth Quiet. Be Still. Hands Free – put things down or away. Listen. One of our elders, Jim Wells, passed these simple yet powerful rules on to me. When students follow these rules, you will have an environment that is very conducive to learning. When they don’t, the classroom will be […]Read More Give Me Five! – Rules for Teachers
Hard to believe, but I’ve been blogging for about 4 and a half years. Way back in March of 2009 I started up and it’s been an interesting journey. There have been a few times where I was ready to quit but I kept at it and looking back I am glad I did. To […]Read More Blogging….Some Thoughts
Several years ago I attended a one-day pastors conference in Columbus, Ohio. The featured speaker was a pastor from Florida whose church numbered well over 10,000 people. As the day progressed, I grew more and more concerned. This pastor taught church growth principles while sprinkling in some stories along the way, but any biblical content […]Read More Is All Truth Really God’s Truth?
This Sunday (July 14th) our son John will be dedicated to the Lord. Although my wife and I did this long before he was born, Sunday will be more of a public proclamation in front of our church family. Steph and I have the God-given responsibility of raising this child, but there is also an […]Read More A Prayer For Our Son
As a pastor, I have discovered that just the thought of “family worship” or “family devotions” can be overwhelming to Christian parents. Perhaps one of the reasons for this is because parents think they need to duplicate the Sunday morning worship service. The reality is that family worship doesn’t have to be complicated. Quite simply, […]Read More What is Family Worship?
This Saturday is my 30th birthday. For the last 20 years or so, my birthday has never been a big deal to me and I don’t expect that to change this year. However, over the past few weeks I have been thinking about the biblical significance of age 30. Let me give you a few […]Read More Is There a Biblical Significance to Age 30?