Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Church Planting Under the Burden of Grief

I’ll never forget telling my wife. I woke up early that Thursday morning—still energized over our first public service the Sunday before—for a 7am meeting....

Freedom From Accidental Heresy

Christians love being right. To rephrase towards a less generous take, modern Christians seem inordinately preoccupied with behaving correctly. This is evident in obvious...

Hope Deferred & The Pastor-In-Waiting

“What do I do while I wait?”  It’s a question I’ve heard dozens of times.  Trained men, ready to rumble for the gospel, can...

Ambition Without Risk? (Pt. 3)

Part One Part Two The illusion of safety on American soil was shattered by 9/11. Collapsing along with the twin towers was the assumption that our...

Ambition and a Future Target (Pt. 2)

Part One Part Three   A few years ago, I heard an interview with a Christian college professor. Having logged three decades in the classroom, he was...

Ambition in a Post Modern World (Pt. 1)

Part Two Part Three   My dad was a steelworker in Pittsburgh. So was his father and his grandfather and, well, you get the picture. I worked...

My Calling; Their Help

It’s easy to spot a church planter. Typically, it’s a man full of ambition, captivated by the call and risk to go not knowing...

Redeeming ‘Whatever’ (Part 2)

Part One “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is...

Redeeming ‘Whatever” (Part 1)

Part Two “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is...

How To Embrace Your Weakness (Part 1)

Part Two, Part Three Weakness. I strongly dislike it, and I’m guessing you do too. Before I moved to start our church, a wise pastor told me,...