Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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...

Putting Our Test to the Test: Evaluating the Am I Called? Assessment

by Yaacov Petscher, Ph.D.  The Am I Called Assessment is designed to help you evaluate your pastoral strengths and weaknesses related to a calling to pastoral ministry....

If I Had a Tardis

I’ve often thought about our first year of church planting and wondered what I would do differently if I could go back. So, imagine with...

Cheating On God With Your Church

Here's what's tricky: none of you think it's you. Most of you would never categorize yourself as unfaithful. Few of you stay awake at...

Courage for Monotony

American christians, oddly similar to the culture around us, seem perpetually drawn to bigger, better, and more. We long for the miraculous and disdain...

The Comparison Game

At the moment I’m writing this, we only have 498 days left until the next Olympic Games. I love the Olympics (like borderline-obsession-love), and I’m...

Pastor, Mow Your Grass

Sound boring? You're preaching to the choir. As a pre-teen, my father tasked me with regularly mowing an acre of grass with a push mower. He...

How should the gospel function in the life of the local church?

The following article was written by Mike Bullmore and was given to me at a conference that I attended where Mike was speaking. To hear...

Paul David Tripp talks Suffering

In this episode of the "Am I Called?" podcast, Dave talks to speaker and author Paul David Tripp.  They discuss: Paul's health How God...

Soldiers and Saints

Note: My son, Tyler, is in the military, currently deployed in Afghanistan. Over the past several years, Tyler has mentioned various relationships he has...